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typology

[tahy-pol-uh-jee] /taɪˈpɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the doctrine or study of types or prefigurative symbols, especially in scriptural literature.
2.
a systematic classification or study of types.
3.
4.
Linguistics. the study and classification of languages according to structural features, especially patterns of phonology, morphology, and syntax, without reference to their histories.
Origin of typology
1835-1845
1835-45; typo- + -logy
Related forms
typological
[tahy-puh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌtaɪ pəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
typologic, adjective
typologically, adverb
typologist, noun
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  • We're trying to see if you can create a hybrid typology.
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British Dictionary definitions for typology

typology

/taɪˈpɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
(mainly Christian theol) the doctrine or study of types or of the correspondence between them and the realities which they typify
Derived Forms
typological (ˌtaɪpəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), typologic, adjective
typologically, adverb
typologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for typology
n.

1845, from Greek typos (see type (n.)) + -ology.

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