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ornithology

[awr-nuh-thol-uh-jee] /ˌɔr nəˈθɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the branch of zoology that deals with birds.
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55; < Neo-Latin ornithologia. See ornitho-, -logy
Related forms
ornithological
[awr-nuh-thuh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌɔr nə θəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
ornithologic, adjective
ornithologically, adverb
ornithologist, noun
unornithological, adjective
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Examples from the web for ornithology
  • The apps can all but replace the stacks of ornithology guidebooks you'd need for a true birding education.
  • Philosophy of science is about as useful to scientists as ornithology is to birds.
  • Art, swimming, and ornithology were his primary interests at the tough local comprehensive school.
  • Philosophy to science is about as useful as ornithology is to birds.
  • Visitors who are not keen on ornithology can enjoy a bit of swimming or trekking.
  • Let's say you were in detention, and wanted to form an ornithology study group.
British Dictionary definitions for ornithology

ornithology

/ˌɔːnɪˈθɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the study of birds, including their physiology, classification, ecology, and behaviour
Derived Forms
ornithological (ˌɔːnɪθəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) adjective
ornithologically, adverb
ornithologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for ornithology
n.

1670s, from Modern Latin ornithologia (1590s); see ornitho- + -logy.

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ornithology in Science
ornithology
  (ôr'nə-thŏl'ə-jē)   
The scientific study of birds.
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