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a·pol·o·gy

apology

 
 
pronunciation:
pa l ji
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part of speech: noun
inflections: apologies
definition: a statement that one is sorry for something.
I accept your apology for breaking the window.
similar words:
confession
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The word apology contains the following parts:
apo-, aph- Greek prefix that means from, away from, off, off from
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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