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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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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


garb(age) + -logy.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
garbage and -ology (Wiktionary)



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