-ology


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-logia

(lō'jē-ă),
1. The study of the subject noted in the body of the word, or a treatise on the same; the Eng. equivalent is -logy, or, with a connecting vowel, -ology.
2. Collecting or picking.

-ology

1. Suffix denoting study of.
2. Synonym(s): -logia.
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The court is always reluctant to deny a motion from a petitioner in Vero Beach, one of the pleasantest places on the planet, but the "-ology" suffix has been entrenched for too long to be dislodged today.
Of course, meteorology is an -ology, and hence its history can't be explained without recourse to a certain amount of scientific detail.
By learning a few suffixes such as -itis, which means inflammation, or -ology, which means the study of something, we can add to our medical vocabulary by defining dermatitis, an inflammation of the skin, and dermatology, the study of the skin.