Definitions

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

  • noun The vocabulary of technical terms used in a particular field, subject, science, or art; nomenclature.
  • noun The study of nomenclature.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The doctrine or science of technical terms; teaching or theory regarding the proper use of terms.
  • noun Collectively, the terms used in any art, science, or the like; nomenclature: as, the terminology of botany.

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

  • noun The doctrine of terms; a theory of terms or appellations; a treatise on terms.
  • noun The terms actually used in any business, art, science, or the like; nomenclature; technical terms.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The doctrine of terms; a theory of terms or appellations; a treatise on terms, a system of specialized terms.
  • noun The set of terms actually used in any business, art, science, or the like; nomenclature; technical terms; as, the terminology of chemistry.

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

  • noun a system of words used to name things in a particular discipline

Etymologies

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

[German Terminologie, from Medieval Latin terminus, expression; see term.]

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From Latin terminus ("a term") + -ology ("study of"), from -o- ("(interconsonantal)") + -logy, from Ancient Greek -λογία (-logía, "-logy, branch of study, to speak")

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