psephology

psephology

[see-fol-uh-jee]
noun
the study of elections.

Origin:
1950–55; < Greek psêpho(s) pebble + -logy; so called from the Athenian custom of casting votes by means of pebbles

psephological [‐fuh-loj-i-kuhl] , adjective
psephologist, noun
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psephology (sɛˈfɒlədʒɪ)
 
n
the statistical and sociological study of elections
 
[C20: from Greek psephos pebble, vote + -logy, from the ancient Greeks' custom of voting with pebbles]
 
psephological
 
adj
 
psepho'logically
 
adv
 
pse'phologist
 
n

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