Definition of Orismology

1. n. That departament of natural history which treats of technical terms.



Definition of Orismology

1. Noun. The explanation of technical terms. ¹

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Definition of Orismology

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Medical Definition of Orismology

1. That departament of natural history which treats of technical terms. Origin: Gr. A marking out by boundaries, the definition of a word. See Horizon. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Orismology

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Literary usage of Orismology

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1. An Introduction to Entomology: Or Elements of the Natural History of Insects by William Kirby, William Spence (1826)
"orismology, OR EXPLANATION OF TERMS. lT was by the language of terms that he ... The science of terms, which I shall call orismology*, may be divided into ..."

2. The American Sportsman: Containing Hints to Sportsmen, Notes on Shooting by Elisha Jarrett Lewis (1857)
"A few minutes of study and reflection, my patient friends, will make you all proficients in this branch of orismology; therefore remain no longer in ..."

3. Dictionary of Geology and Mineralogy: Comprising Such Terms in Botany by William Humble (1843)
"In entomology, orismology contains the various technical terms used in explaining the perceptible differences in the body of an insect, and at the same time ..."

4. The Entomological Magazine (1833)
"The first treats of the Terminology or orismology; the second, of the Anatomy; the third, of the Physiology; and the fourth, of the Taxonomy, ..."

5. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Entomological Section (1905)
"orismology, or explanation of terms. (Intro, to Entom., IV, pp. 257-354.) Containing an explanation of 977 terms, with useful rules for their use. ..."

6. The Phytologist: A Popular Botanical Miscellany edited by George Luxford, Edward Newman (1845)
"Those in advance of ourselves would exclaim "Does the 'Phytologist' imagine these authors adopt any uniform plan in their orismology ? ..."

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