from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal A branch of learning.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any branch of learning, especially one ending in “-logy”.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A colloquial or humorous name for any science or branch of knowledge.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A termination in many words taken from the Greek or formed of Greek elements, especially words denoting a science or department of knowledge. See the etymology.
- n. A termination of some nouns of Greek origin (few or none of this kind being newly formed) in which -ology implies ‘a gathering.’ Examples are anthology, a gathering of flowers (distinguished from anthology, the science of flowers, a word of modern formation), and carpology.
- n. A science the name of which ends in -ology; hence, any science or branch of knowledge.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an informal word (abstracted from words with this ending) for some unidentified branch of knowledge
From -ology.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the suffix -ology in the names of many sciences (Wiktionary)