Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The scientific study of insects.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun That branch of zoölogy which treats of insects, or Insecta.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun That part of zoölogy which treats of insects.
  • noun A treatise on the science of entomology.

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  • noun The scientific study of insects.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the branch of zoology that studies insects

Etymologies

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From French entomologie, from Ancient Greek ἔντομον (éntomon, "insect") + -logie (from Ancient Greek -λογία (-logía, "-logy")).

Examples

  • Interest in entomology reveals to hidden half of duo cause of ancient family curse.

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  • Interest in entomology reveals to hidden half of duo cause of ancient family curse.

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  • Interest in entomology reveals to hidden half of duo cause of ancient family curse.

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  • Interest in entomology reveals to hidden half of duo cause of ancient family curse.

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  • Beatles, who I love, because entomology is one of my raisons d'être, which is a French expression that I know.

    Excerpt: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

  • Today that division, along with the Department of Plant Pathology and more than half of all faculty positions in entomology, are gone — in part, many professors believe, because there are no profits in such work.

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  • Today that division, along with the Department of Plant Pathology and more than half of all faculty positions in entomology, are gone — in part, many professors believe, because there are no profits in such work.

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  • She has a PhD in entomology and "[a] fter a decade or so as a professor, she decided to jump the academic ship and went on to be a dot. com designer, web mistress, forensic consultant, and general attention whore."

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  • She has a PhD in entomology and "[a] fter a decade or so as a professor, she decided to jump the academic ship and went on to be a dot. com designer, web mistress, forensic consultant, and general attention whore."

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  • I often hear people mispronounce the word etymology by saying this word instead, which makes me giggle. Even funnier is entomologist in place of etymologist.

    January 19, 2007

  • Can you make a career out of doing etymology? I want that job.

    January 19, 2007