tropologic

tropology

[troh-pol-uh-jee]
noun, plural tropologies for 2.
1.
the use of figurative language in speech or writing.
2.
a treatise on figures of speech or tropes.
3.
the use of a Scriptural text so as to give it a moral interpretation or significance apart from its direct meaning.

Origin:
1510–20; < Late Latin tropologia < Greek tropología. See trope, -o-, -logy

tropologic [trop-uh-loj-ik, troh-puh-] , tropological, adjective
tropologically, adverb
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tropology (trɒˈpɒlədʒɪ)
 
n , pl -gies
1.  rhetoric the use of figurative language in speech or writing
2.  Christian theol the educing of moral or figurative meanings from the Scriptures
3.  a treatise on tropes or figures of speech
 
[C16: via Late Latin from Greek tropalogia; see trope, -logy]
 
tropo'logic
 
adj
 
tropo'logical
 
adj

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