Definition of typology noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//taɪˈpɒlədʒi//
; NAmE NAmE//taɪˈpɑːlədʒi//
(pl. typologies) (specialist)
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a system of dividing things into different types Word Origin mid 19th cent. (originally referring to the study and interpretation of types and symbols, especially in the Bible): from Greek tupos ‘type’ + -logy.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: typology