1. <study> The doctrine of terms; a theory of terms or appellations; a treatise on terms.

2. The terms actually used in any business, art, science, or the like; nomenclature; technical terms; as, the terminology of chemistry. "The barbarous effect produced by a German structure of sentence, and a terminology altogether new." (De Quincey)

Origin: L. Terminus term: cf. F. Terminologie.

(01 Mar 1998)