-ology, -logy, -ologist, -logist
(Greek: a suffix meaning: to talk, to speak; a branch of knowledge; any science or academic field that ends in -ology which is a variant of -logy; a person who speaks in a certain manner; someone who deals with certain topics or subjects)
The word -ology is a back-formation from the names of certain disciplines. The -logy element basically means "the study of ____". Such words are formed from Greek or Latin roots with the terminal -logy derived from the Greek suffix -λογια (-logia), speaking, from λεγειν (legein), "to speak".
The suffix -ology is considered to be misleading sometimes as when the "o" is actually part of the word stem that receives the -logy ending; such as, bio + logy.
Through the years -ology and -logy have come to mean, "study of" or "science of" and either of these suffixes often utilize the form of -ologist, "one who (whatever the preceding element refers to)".
The examples shown in this unit represent just a small fraction of the many words that exist in various dictionaries.
Leticia's astronomy professor was very well informed and had a good sense of humor. In fact, he was even patient when people would ask him about astrology, seemingly confusing the scientific study of the universe with the suggestion that the stars and constellations influence human affairs.
2. The investigation of the (alleged) influence upon the weather, climate, etc. of planetary and stellar phenomena; such as, sun-spots, phases of the moon, comets, meteors, and planetary conjunctions.
This was a branch of an older natural astrology; and the term is often applied to a pretended prognostication of the weather, which is no better than modern "astrology".
2. The absence of knowledge about the existence and nature of the divine and its relationship to and influence upon other beings.
More specifically, atmospherology is the examination or research of the earth's atmospher, as in meteorology.
An audiologist uses a variety of tests and procedures to assess hearing and balance function and to fit and dispense hearing aids and other therapeutic devices for hearing.
An audiology exam tests a person's ability to hear sounds. Sounds vary according to the intensity (volume or loudness) and the tone (the speed of sound wave vibrations).
2. The study of the ecology of an individual plant or species; the opposite of synecology.
2. The study of oneself; self-analysis.
It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.