Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The collection and study of postcards.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The study and collection of postcards.

Etymologies

From Greek deltion, diminutive of deltos, writing tablet, letter.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Formed by suffixing the Ancient Greek δελτίον (deltion; the diminutive form of δέλτος, deltos, “writing tablet”) with the English -logy. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Later, he will donate them to a musuem somewhere in the world that specializes in deltiology.

    Collecting Postcards From Around the World is Deltiologist's Hobby

  • I love new words, one of my favourites was cacography and another, deltiology both of which apply to me.

    Horripilation

  • Thanks. baseball card wayne gretzky dauwalders direct mail martian postcard strathmore postcards city wilmington north carolina postcards seaside rendezvous army deltiology postcards from paris greenville titnaic classic mac os software appearance little boy planter automobilclub sport authority leaf platters cky inhuman creation station womens slouch boot - 2006-08-15 16: 27: 36

    The Girls, The Collectors, and The Life

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  • n. The collection and study of postcards.

    November 13, 2007