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on·tol·o·gy

(on-tol'ŏ-jē),
A traditional branch of metaphysics that deals with problems of being, existence, inner nature, meaning, etc. It is fundamental to problems involving normality and disease, individuality, responsibility, and the analysis of values. In recent years, it has been slowly assuming a place as a branch of medicine proper.
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ontology

A formal specification of how to represent relationships among objects, concepts, and other entities belonging to a particular area of human experience or knowledge.
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