-logy

a combining form meaning “field of scientific study, discipline,” used also to denote the body of principles, theories, data, etc., produced by learned endeavor
archaeology; pathology; theology[/ex]
“set of abstract notions”
ideology; methodology[/ex]
“set of texts”
trilogy[/ex]
“systematic listing”
genealogy; necrology[/ex]
“linguistic usage” (tautology; phraseology)
Etymology: ME -logie < L -logia < Gk. See -logue, -y III

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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