noun (plural -gies) Etymology: symbol + -logy Date: 1840 1. the art of expression by symbols 2. the study or interpretation of symbols 3. a system of symbols

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  • Symbology — Sym*bol o*gy, n. [Symbol + logy.] The art of expressing by symbols. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • symbology — 1840, from Mod.L. symbolia (from Gk. symbolon; see SYMBOL (Cf. symbol)) + OLOGY (Cf. ology) …   Etymology dictionary

  • symbology — [sim bäl′ə jē] n. [ SYMBO(L) + LOGY] 1. the study or interpretation of symbols 2. representation or expression by means of symbols; symbolism …   English World dictionary

  • Symbology — Also known as processual symbolic analysis, symbology was developed by Victor Turner in the mid 1970s to refer to the use of symbols within cultural contexts, in particular ritual. In anthropology, symbology originated as part of Victor Turner s… …   Wikipedia

  • symbology — symbological /sim beuh loj i keuhl/, adj. symbologist, n. /sim bol euh jee/, n. 1. the study of symbols. 2. the use of symbols; symbolism. [1830 40; by haplology, symbolo (comb. form of SYMBOL) + LOGY] * * * …   Universalium

  • symbology — noun The study or use of symbols …   Wiktionary

  • symbology — study of symbols Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • symbology — n. study of symbols; use of symbols, art of representing by symbols; symbolism, expression of an idea by means of symbols (as in art, literature, etc.); system of symbols; symbols as a group …   English contemporary dictionary

  • symbology — noun the study or use of symbols. ↘symbols collectively …   English new terms dictionary

  • symbology — sym·bol·o·gy …   English syllables

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