Terminology definition

tûrmə-nŏlə-jē
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The vocabulary of technical terms used in a particular field, subject, science, or art; nomenclature.
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The study of nomenclature.
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The systematic study of terms.
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The terms or system of terms used in a specific science, art, etc.; nomenclature.

Lexicographer's terminology.

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The set of terms actually used in any business, art, science, or the like; nomenclature; technical terms; as, the terminology of chemistry.
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Terminology is the language used to describe a specific thing, or the language used within a specific field.

Special language used by scientists is an example of science terminology.

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The doctrine of terms; a theory of terms or appellations; a treatise on terms, a system of specialized terms.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
terminology
Plural:
terminologies

Origin of terminology

  • German Terminologie from Medieval Latin terminus expression term

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin terminus (“a term") + -ology (“study of"), from -o- (“(interconsonantal)") + -logy, from Ancient Greek -λογία (-logía, “-logy, branch of study, to speak")

    From Wiktionary