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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Hard science
-ology-ology /ɒlədʒi $ ɑːl-/ (also -logy) suffix [in nouns] 1 Hthe 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)2 Hthe things studied by a particular science The geology (=structure of the rocks etc) of north Devon is particularly interesting.-ological /əlɒdʒɪkəl $ -lɑː-/ suffix [in adjectives]-ologically /əlɒdʒɪkli $ əlɑː-/ suffix [in adverbs] geologically interesting
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