orismology


orismology
/awr'iz mol"euh jee, or'-/, n.
the science of defining the technical or special terms of a particular subject or field of study.
[1810-20; < Gk horism(ós) definition, lit, marking of boundaries (deriv. of horízein to delimit, make a boundary; see HORIZON) + -O- + -LOGY, with erroneous omission of initial h-]

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