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an·thol·o·gy

anthology

 
 
pronunciation:
aen tha l ji
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part of speech: noun
inflections: anthologies
definition: a collection of written works, such as poems or stories. An anthology can be written by one or by several authors.
His favorite book was an anthology of French poetry.
similar words:
album, collection, digest
derivations: anthological (adj.), anthologist (n.)
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The word anthology contains the following parts:
anth, antho Greek root that means flower
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-logy, -ology Greek noun-forming suffix that means study of, science of; written work; structure or principle
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The suffix -logy , -ology forms nouns from bases that are predominantly Greek roots. It is a terminal form of the root log, logo, -logue which in the vast majority cases signifies the study or science of the subject indicated by the base. In some words, however, -ology carries the meaning "written work" (trilogy) or "structure" (homology). See log, logo, -logue. Most nouns ending in -logy , -ology have an adjective form ending in "-ical." (dermatology, dermatological).
synonyms:
-ics