Words ending in -logy

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  1. anthology

    a collection of selected literary passages
  2. anthropology

    science of the origins and social relationships of humans
  3. apology

    an expression of regret at having caused trouble for someone
  4. archaeology

    the branch of anthropology that studies prehistoric people
  5. astrology

    divination by the positions of the planets and sun and moon
  6. biology

    the science that studies living organisms
  7. chronology

    an arrangement of events in time
  8. ecology

    the environment as it relates to living organisms
  9. entomology

    the branch of zoology that studies insects
  10. epidemiology

    science dealing with the transmission and control of disease
  11. epistemology

    the philosophical theory of knowledge
  12. eschatology

    the branch of theology that is concerned with final things
  13. ethnology

    branch of anthropology dealing with divisions of humankind
  14. etiology

    the cause of a disease
  15. etymology

    a history of a word
  16. genealogy

    the study or investigation of ancestry and family history
  17. geology

    science of the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
  18. ichthyology

    the branch of zoology that studies fishes
  19. ideology

    an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group
  20. meteorology

    the earth science dealing with phenomena of the atmosphere
  21. methodology

    the techniques followed in a particular discipline
  22. morphology

    the study of the structure of animals and plants
  23. mythology

    the body of stories associated with a culture or institution
  24. oncology

    the study and treatment of tumors
  25. ontology

    the metaphysical study of the nature of being and existence
  26. pathology

    the branch of medical science that studies diseases
  27. philology

    the humanistic study of language and literature
  28. physiology

    the science dealing with the functioning of organisms
  29. psychology

    the science of mental life
  30. sociology

    the study and classification of human societies
  31. tautology

    useless repetition
  32. technology

    the practical application of science to commerce or industry
  33. teleology

    a doctrine explaining phenomena by their ends or purposes
  34. terminology

    a system of words used to name things in a discipline
  35. theology

    the rational and systematic study of religion
  36. zoology

    the branch of biology that studies animals
Created on September 17, 2012
(updated September 17, 2012)