logo-, log-, -logia, -logic, -logical, -logism, -logician, -logian, -logue

(Greek: talk, speak; speech; word; a person who speaks in a certain manner; someone who deals with topics or subjects)

Words that utilize -ology are in a separate unit. All -ology words can be made into -ologistic forms.

archaeological sequence, archeological sequence (s) (noun); archaeological sequences, archeological sequences (pl)
A method of placing a group of similar objects into a chronological sequence, taking into account stylistic changes that have occurred over time.
archaeological site, archeological site
Any concentration of artifacts, ecofacts, features, and structures manufactured or modified by humans.
archaeological survey, archeological survey (s) (noun); archaeological surveys, archeological surveys (pl)
The methods used to examine an area to determine if there are any deposits available of people and their cultures.
archaeological theory, archeological theory
Any theoretical concept used to assess the framework and meaning of the remains of past human activity.

Such a theory is used to guide a reconstruction and an interpretation of the past by looking beyond the facts and artifacts for explanations of prehistoric events.

archaeological unit, archeological unit
An arbitrary classification unit set up by an archaeologist to separate one grouping of artifacts from another in space and time.
archaeological, archeological
Of, relating to, or concerning archaeology.
archeologist, archaeologist (s) (noun); archeologists, archaeologists (pl)
A professional scholar who studies and reconstructs the human past through its physical remains: The work of an archaeologist involves the scientific finding, collecting, cleaning, sorting, identifying, and measuring objects found in or on the earth or sea.

Usually the motives of archeologists are to record and to interpret ancient cultures rather than to collect and to display artifacts for a profit.

Those who study history through ancient monuments and objects.
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autologophagist, autologophagy
A reference to those who must eat their own words.
The intelligent power displayed in organic activities.
An abnormal slowness or deliberation in speech.
choplogic, choplogical
Absurdly convoluted, sophistical, or illogical argumentation; glib and specious reasoning; a person who uses such logic.
dialogue (s) (noun), dialogues (pl)
1. A spoken communication with two or more people; a conversation: In the school play there was a dialogue between the two main characters in the first scene.
2. An interchange and discussion of ideas: In Abraham's classroom, there was a dialogue among the students and their teacher about the use of cell phones, or mobile phones, during class.
3. Etymology: "a literary work consisting of a conversation between two or more people"; from Old French dialoge, which came from Latin dialogus, from Greek dialogos, "conversation, dialogue" and is related to dialogesthai "to converse"; from dia-, "across" + legein, "to speak".

The meaning of the word expanded to "a conversation" in about 1400. The mistaken belief that it only means "conversation between two people" comes from the confusion of dia- and the similar prefix di-, "two, double, twice" that came from Greek di- and dis-, "twice" which is related to duo, "two".

A conversation or discussion.
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Cross references of word families related directly, or indirectly, to: "talk, speak, speech; words, language; tongue, etc.": cit-; clam-; dic-; fa-; -farious; glosso-; glotto-; lalo-; linguo-; locu-; loqu-; mythico-; -ology; ora-; -phasia; -phemia; phon-; phras-; Quotes: Language,Part 1; Quotes: Language, Part 2; Quotes: Language, Part 3; serm-; tongue; voc-.

Related "word, words" units: etym-; legi-; lexico-; locu-; onomato-; -onym; verbo-.