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symbology

[sim-bol-uh-jee] /sɪmˈbɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the study of symbols.
2.
the use of symbols; symbolism.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; by haplology, symbolo- (combining form of symbol) + -logy
Related forms
symbological
[sim-buh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌsɪm bəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
symbologist, noun
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Examples for symbology
  • Her lyrics are plainspoken, generally narrative, and lower on symbology than her fans seem to think.
  • Any other name would not have that meaning and symbology.
  • Fiction is badly in need of writers who can find a sort of symbology which reverberates in the ear of the common reader.
  • Each layer contains a legend explaining the colors or symbology.
  • We need a common symbology that covers securities and derivatives with common suffixes.
British Dictionary definitions for symbology

symbology

/sɪmˈbɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the use, study, or interpretation of symbols
Derived Forms
symbological (ˌsɪmbəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) adjective
symbologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for symbology
n.

1840, from Modern Latin symbolia (from Greek symbolon; see symbol) + -ology.

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