Terminology Ter`mi*nol"o*gy, n. [L. terminus term + -logy: cf. F. terminologie.] 1. The doctrine of terms; a theory of terms or appellations; a treatise on terms. [1913 Webster]

2. The terms actually used in any business, art, science, or the like; nomenclature; technical terms; as, the terminology of chemistry. [1913 Webster]

The barbarous effect produced by a German structure of sentence, and a terminology altogether new. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]

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