n. study of language; investigation of language and its literature
The professor of philology advocated the use of Esperanto as an international language.
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And yet the former history continues to be studied side by side with the laws of statistics, geography, political economy, comparative philology, and geology, which directly contradict its assumptions.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy Context
In addition to the philological origins just indicated, slang possesses other and still more natural roots, which spring, so to speak, from the mind of man itself.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo Context