from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The study or systematic classification of types that have characteristics or traits in common.
- n. A theory or doctrine of types, as in scriptural studies.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the systematic classification of the types of something according to their common characteristics
- n. the result of the classification of things according to their characteristics
- n. linguistic typology
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A discourse or treatise on types.
- n. The doctrine of types.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The doctrine of types or symbols; a discourse on types, especially those of Scripture.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. classification according to general type
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The structure's octagonal, centralized typology, is also troubling.
Another typology is Publicist as Biggest Fan, where the publicist, after a ten-hour workday, is the only person who shows up for the author's reading.
This kind of parallelism is called typology, or symbolic exegesis.
“Comparison” is here not comparison for comparison's sake (i.e., what in linguis - tics is usually called typology or typological compari - son) but for the sake of retrieving a past, linguistic or evolutionary as the case may be.
Tony, I was referring to the American "bible" on class, Paul Fussell's classic treatise: "Class: A Guide Through the American Status System" and some popular works based on his typology, which is:
It is often said that allegory, outside the specifically historical mode known as typology, is antihistorical.
But in Wood's own "typology" of humor, the "gentle" comedy he likes seems unavoidably sentimental to me.
For a really interesting discussion of the "typology" of presidents which is fully consistent with Obama's point, see Jack Balkin's blog (excerpt below):
He clearly has in mind shared natures -- the triangle example requires this; but he calls it 'typology', and type essentialism has generally been more popular in biology than shared nature essentialism.
Sometimes it seems that linguists like that kind of typology too much, dividing everything (usually) into threes or (sometimes) fours just from professional habit.