from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The study of a society or culture by examining or analyzing its refuse.
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- n. The anthropological study of society through refuse.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the study of a society by analyzing its garbage
I truly hope that his doctorate in garbology works out for him.
"It's called garbology," Northern professor Dave Grettler said.
LAMB: You build a whole chapter around Valentine and Bill, and we haven't got enough time to go into it, but basically, the message I got was that Bill was a janitor and he dealt in garbology, meaning he went around and found documents in the Boeing office over here in Virginia ...
He's the father of "garbology", the study of garbage to research someone's life, and claims the CIA copied his techniques.
Junk science jokes aside, wouldn't garbology be a much cheaper and more accurate measure of prosperity than satellite imaging of city lights?
The usual activities of this family are far from normal, and include recreational surveillance and garbology the science of hunting through garbage.
But this garbology doesn't solve the most perplexing mystery to neatnik office cleaners: How can some people be so lazy.
And with the way humans interact with that, so she took courses in human waste and garbology.
"The rules are so confusing that you almost need a Ph.D. in garbology to figure it out," Goldstein said.
Unfortunately for us, garbology is an established academic discipline.
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