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Origin: -logy

-ology

suffix
     
Related topics: Hard Science
-ology also -logy [in nouns]
1H the study of something, especially something scientific:
geology (=the study of rocks and the Earth)
climatology (=the study of climate)
Egyptology (=the study of ancient Egypt)
2H the things studied by a particular science:
The geology (=structure of the rocks etc) of north Devon is particularly interesting.
-ological suffix [in adjectives]
-ologically suffix [in adverbs]
geologically interesting

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