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tropology

[troh-pol-uh-jee] /troʊˈpɒl ə dʒi/
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
1510-1520
1510-20; < Late Latin tropologia < Greek tropología. See trope, -o-, -logy
Related forms
tropologic
[trop-uh-loj-ik, troh-puh-] /ˌtrɒp əˈlɒdʒ ɪk, ˌtroʊ pə-/ (Show IPA),
tropological, adjective
tropologically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for tropology

tropology

/trɒˈpɒlədʒɪ/
noun (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
Derived Forms
tropologic, tropological, adjective
Word Origin
C16: via Late Latin from Greek tropalogia; see trope, -logy
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