Definitions

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

  • noun The study or systematic classification of types that have characteristics or traits in common.
  • noun A theory or doctrine of types, as in scriptural studies.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The doctrine of types or symbols; a discourse on types, especially those of Scripture.

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

  • noun (Theol.) A discourse or treatise on types.
  • noun (Theol.) The doctrine of types.

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

  • noun the systematic classification of the types of something according to their common characteristics
  • noun archaeology the result of the classification of things according to their characteristics
  • noun linguistics linguistic typology

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

  • noun classification according to general type

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Examples

  • The structure's octagonal, centralized typology, is also troubling.

    Two Unfortunate and Unnecessary Cathedral Extensions in Australia

  • 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.

    Publicist as Psychotherapist: Recognizing and Treating Author Personality Disorders

  • 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.

    September 2006

  • This kind of parallelism is called typology, or symbolic exegesis.

    A Handbook of Symbols in Christian Art

  • This kind of parallelism is called typology, or symbolic exegesis.

    A Handbook of Symbols in Christian Art

  • “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.

    LINGUISTICS

  • 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:

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  • 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:

    Page 3

  • It is often said that allegory, outside the specifically historical mode known as typology, is antihistorical.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • But in Wood's own "typology" of humor, the "gentle" comedy he likes seems unavoidably sentimental to me.

    Comedy in Literature

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  • A typology of Wordies might begin by looking at the propensity for listing versus contribution of citations.

    April 11, 2008

  • Further broken down between useful listings or citations and mere sniping from the gallery.

    Put me down for the sniping section.

    April 11, 2008

  • Don't forget tagging (see discussion there). Some Wordies are more taghappy than others.

    April 11, 2008

  • I think the main activities engaged in by Wordies are: listing, citing, sniping from the gallery, list-making, tagging, and self-analysis.

    April 11, 2008

  • I consider myself among the "well-balanced wordies". (Do they exist?)

    April 11, 2008

  • Wow. Some major omphaloskepsis here, all right. ;-)

    April 12, 2008

  • Better than omphalosepsis, I suspect. But yes, I aspire to be a leading omphalologist.

    April 14, 2008

  • Omphalosepsis? I had no idea introspection could be so dangerous.

    April 14, 2008

  • What I know is that soon we'll have an omphalological list.

    April 14, 2008

  • There must be a word for the strong urge to turn a Wordie discussion into a list. ;-)

    April 14, 2008