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Scientology

/ˌsaɪənˈtɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
trademark the philosophy of the Church of Scientology, a nondenominational movement founded in the US in the 1950s, which emphasizes self-knowledge as a means of realizing full spiritual potential
Derived Forms
Scientologist, noun
Word Origin
C20: from Latin scient(ia) science + -logy
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Examples for scientology
  • This was done to avoid potential litigation from the church of scientology.
Contemporary definitions for scientology
noun

a controversial belief system developed by L. Ron Hubbard, based on a person being an immortal spiritual being whose survival depends on him/herself and his/her attainment of brotherhood with others and the universe

Word Origin

literally 'knowing how to know'

Usage Note

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Word Origin and History for scientology
Scientology
1951, system of beliefs founded by L. Ron Hubbard, perhaps directly from L. scientia (see science), or perhaps via Ger. scientologie (A. Nordenholz, 1937).
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