noun Etymology: garbage + -ology (as in geology) Date: 1975 the study of modern culture through the analysis of what is thrown away as garbage • garbologist noun

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  • Garbology — Unter Garbologie oder Garbology (von engl. ‚Garbage‘ für Müll) versteht man die Wissenschaft vom Müll[1] bzw. das archäologische Studium von Müll. Die Wissenschaft wurde in den 1970er Jahren in der Wüstenstadt Tucson in Arizona von Professor… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • garbology — garbologist, n. /gahr bol euh jee/, n. the study of the material discarded by a society to learn what it reveals about social or cultural patterns. [1976; GARB(AGE) + O + LOGY] * * * …   Universalium

  • garbology — noun The anthropological study of society through refuse …   Wiktionary

  • garbology — study of garbage Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • garbology — n. study of a society or culture by examining its waste materials or garbage …   English contemporary dictionary

  • garbology — [gα: bɒlədʒi] noun the study of a community or culture by analysing its refuse. Derivatives garbologist noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • garbology — gar·bol·o·gy …   English syllables

  • garbology — /gaˈbɒlədʒi/ (say gah boluhjee) noun the analysis of garbage to determine the patterns of behaviour of the communities or individuals producing it. {garb(age) + o + logy} …   Australian English dictionary

  • garbology — noun the study of a society by analyzing its garbage • Hypernyms: ↑social anthropology, ↑cultural anthropology …   Useful english dictionary

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