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[fuh-nol-uh-jee, foh-] /fəˈnɒl ə dʒi, foʊ-/
noun, plural phonologies.
1.
the study of the distribution and patterning of speech sounds in a language and of the tacit rules governing pronunciation.
2.
the phonological system or the body of phonological facts of a language.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; phono- + -logy
Related forms
phonological
[fohn-l-oj-i-kuh l] /ˌfoʊn lˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
phonologic, adjective
phonologically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for phono logical

phonology

/fəˈnɒlədʒɪ/
noun (pl) -gies
1.
the study of the sound system of a language or of languages in general Compare syntax (sense 1), syntax (sense 2), semantics
2.
such a sound system
Derived Forms
phonological (ˌfəʊnəˈlɒdʒɪkəl; ˌfɒn-) adjective
phonologically, adverb
phonologist, noun
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