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  • n. The study of lighthouses, or other forms of light-signalling.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The art or science which treats of lighthouses and signal lights.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The art or science of directing the course of ships by means of light-signals from the shore.

Etymologies

From Latin Pharos or its source Ancient Greek Φάρος + -logy. (Wiktionary)

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  • The scientific study of lighthouses and signal lights.

    "Pharology" is first recorded in 1847 in the Transactions of the
    Royal Society of Arts of London. The author of the paper noted that
    it had been "first introduced by the late Mr Purdy". This otherwise
    unsung gentleman must have had in mind the famous lighthouse, one
    of the seven wonders of the ancient world, that was erected around
    280BC on the island of Pharos, off the coast of Alexandria

    July 12, 2009

  • That's phar-out, man!

    July 27, 2008

  • The scientific study of lighthouses and signal lights.

    "Pharology" is first recorded in 1847 in the Transactions of the
    Royal Society of Arts of London. The author of the paper noted that
    it had been "first introduced by the late Mr Purdy". This otherwise
    unsung gentleman must have had in mind the famous lighthouse, one
    of the seven wonders of the ancient world, that was erected around
    280BC on the island of Pharos, off the coast of Alexandria

    July 26, 2008