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typology

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtypologyty‧pol‧o‧gy /taɪˈpɒlədʒi $ -pɑː-/ noun (plural typologies) [countable, uncountable] 🔊 🔊 a system or the study of dividing a group of things into smaller groups according to the similar qualities they havetypological /ˌtaɪpəˈlɒdʒɪkəl◂ $ -ˈlɑː-/ adjective
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typologyShe develops a typology according to the different parts of speech, and her analyses reveal a marked preference for the verb metaphor.Competition entrants are asked to look at how to transform the tower block typology into a new type of community.language typologyOne method of dating finds is by the use of typology, the importance of which was demonstrated by Pitt-Rivers.None the less, it would be unwise to conclude that all areas or villages are falling into Pahl's typology.Obviously this typology has immense implications for educational methods, for communication generally, and for choice of marriage partner.This is a useful typology for understanding the sense of abnormality which Easton's section police operate.
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