Tropology Tro*pol"o*gy, n. [Gr. ?; ? a trope + ? discourse: cf. F. tropologie.] A rhetorical mode of speech, including tropes, or changes from the original import of the word. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

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  • tropology — [trō päl′ə jē] n. [LL tropologia < LGr: see TROPE & LOGY] 1. the use of tropes or figurative language 2. a method of considering or interpreting Scripture in a figurative, moralistic way rather than in a literal sense tropological [träp΄ə… …   English World dictionary

  • tropology — tropologic /trop euh loj ik, troh peuh /, tropological, adj. tropologically, adv. /troh pol euh jee/, n., pl. tropologies for 2. 1. the use of figurative language in speech or writing. 2. a treatise on figures of speech or tropes. 3. the use of a …   Universalium

  • tropology — noun The use of a trope. These essays, in other words, endeavor to read the literary, cultural, and political implications of the tropologies of sexuality that are put into play once the field of sexuality becomes charged by the widespread… …   Wiktionary

  • tropology — figurative language; moral interpretation of the Bible Ecclesiastical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • tropology — n. use of figurative language in speech and writing; written composition about figurative language; creating interpretations of Biblical texts that differ from the direct meaning of the text …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tropology — [trə pɒlədʒi] noun 1》 the figurative use of language. 2》 Christian Theology the figurative interpretation of the scriptures as a source of moral guidance. Derivatives tropological adjective Origin ME: via late L. from Gk tropologia, from tropos… …   English new terms dictionary

  • tropology — tro·pol·o·gy …   English syllables

  • tropology — tro•pol•o•gy [[t]troʊˈpɒl ə dʒi[/t]] n. pl. gies. 1) rht the use of figurative language in speech or writing 2) rel the use of a Scriptural text so as to give it a moral interpretation or significance apart from its direct meaning • Etymology:… …   From formal English to slang

  • tropology — /trɒˈpɒlədʒi/ (say tro poluhjee) noun (plural tropologies) 1. the use of tropes or a trope in speech or writing. 2. the use of a Scripture text so as to give it a moral interpretation or significance apart from its direct meaning. {Late Latin… …   Australian English dictionary

  • tropology —   n. figurative style of writing; interpretation of Bible stressing figurative nature of language.    ♦ tropological, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

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