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Etymology

< [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] terminus (a term) + Greek -λογία (-logía), -logy, branch of study, to speak)

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  • tзrminóləjee

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terminology

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terminologies

terminology (terminologies)
  1. The doctrine of terms; a theory of terms or appellations; a treatise on terms, a system of specialized terms.
  2. The set of terms actually used in any business, art, science, or the like; nomenclature; technical terms; as, the terminology of chemistry.
    • 1919, H. L. Mencken, The American Language,  
      Ad for advertisement is struggling hard for general recognition; some of its compounds, e. g., ad-writer, want-ad, display-ad, ad-card, ad-rate, column-ad and ad-man, are already accepted in technical terminology.

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