from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The study of political elections.
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- n. the branch of sociology that studies election trends (as by opinion polls)
Greek psēphos, pebble, ballot (from the ancient Greeks' use of pebbles for voting) + -logy.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Coined 1952 by R. B. McCallum, from pseph- (“pebble, election”) + -o- + -logy (“study of”) (Wiktionary)