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Top 20 Most Common -Ology Words

Which branches-of-knowledge words ending in -ology appear most often ? Their subjects are included as hints.
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study of...
word
1
things technical
technology
2
the mind
psychology
3
human society
sociology
4
divinity
theology
5
life, in all its forms
biology
6
mankind's customs & beliefs
anthropology
7
rocks
geology
8
interaction between organisms and environment
ecology
9
stories, traditions & beliefs
mythology
10
excavated artifacts
archaeology
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study of...
word
11
biological industrial applications
biotechnology
12
ordering past events
chronology
13
structure of organisms
morphology
14
nature of disease
pathology
15
lawbreaking
criminology
16
human knowledge
epistemology
17
speech sounds and patterns
phonology
18
the structure of the universe
cosmology
19
the effect of celestial bodies on human affairs
astrology
20
functions of living organisms
physiology
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Level 75
Jun 23, 2015
There are three other -ology words (ideology, methodology, apology) that would have made this list on frequency, but didn't because they are not branches-of-study words.
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Level 67
Jun 23, 2015
Please also accept archeology as an alternate spelling. My internet research shows that it is an accepted spelling of the word. Tried it 3 times - couldn't understand why I was getting it wrong.
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Level 75
Jun 23, 2015
OK, though most people seem to be getting that one OK. You might find this article an interesting read!