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The science or study of the formation of names or terms. Also: the history of names or naming practices. Occasionally as a mass noun: a discussion of this.
Mid 19th century. From onomato- + -logy. Compare post-classical Latin onomatologia, French onomatologie. Compare also Hellenistic Greek ὀνοματολόγος collector of words, person who tells people's names, nomenclator.
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