Definition of terminology in English:

terminology

noun

  • The body of terms used with a particular technical application in a subject of study, profession, etc.

    ‘the terminology of semiotics’
    ‘specialized terminologies for higher education’
    • ‘Classifying business models based on these viewpoints creates confusion because the interests of individual observers vary and so do the terminologies they use.’
    • ‘Many aspects of museum Web sites require visitors to understand the specialized terminologies and controlled vocabularies used by museum professionals.’
    • ‘The two subjects have developed such completely different disciplines and terminologies that it is hard to think of them together.’
    • ‘This new terminology did not, however, replace the old terms of female and male sex hormones.’
    • ‘So I can illustrate those mindsets by using more familiar western terminologies and that sort of thing.’
    • ‘Priests, teachers, doctors, politicians have their own library of phrases and terminologies that seem designed to obfuscate rather than to clarify and it's all part of a spin to deflect from the evidence.’
    • ‘I realise that the army's history and terminology is an unknown jungle to many.’
    • ‘As in many other areas, both of social science and of popular discourse, there are competing terminologies and conceptual schemes in terms of which diversity and difference are described and explained.’
    • ‘I'd like journalists to be as creative as songwriters and come up with some new terminology.’
    • ‘So far, attempts to create universal terminology standards or automate the translation between different terminologies have met with limited success, Kaufman says.’
    • ‘Consumers may well be confused by the technical terminology surrounding lighting.’
    • ‘Because our inability to make head or tail of complex financial terminology may be hitting us where it hurts most - in our pockets.’
    • ‘Students were required to perform individual self study of medical terminology.’
    • ‘Words and terminologies that were once accepted or unquestioned are now being changed in all languages because over a period of time these words have lost their original meaning and acquired negative connotations.’
    • ‘Tea terminology is a matter of concern to tea drinkers and also to cooks who are using tea as a flavouring.’
    • ‘So for all you ladies out there with a need to know, here are some of football's general terminologies explained.’
    • ‘Such changes in medical terminology often reflect new cultural attitudes.’
    • ‘Many new terminologies have evolved in recent times related to the reportage of HIV / AIDS, which are neutral, non-judgemental and positive.’
    • ‘We need a distributed way, he said, to provide organizing terms and terminologies and deploy them on the Web.’
    • ‘This development is still continuing daily, as new cases are decided with different terminologies being used by counsel and the judiciary.’
    phraseology, terms, expressions, words, language, parlance, vocabulary, nomenclature
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Origin

Early 19th century: from German Terminologie, from medieval Latin terminus ‘term’.

Pronunciation

terminology

/ˌtərməˈnɑlədʒi//ˌtərməˈnäləjē/