Not to be confused with typography, typology is the study or systematic ordering or classification of types — as in kinds, not the types involving letter forms — that have characteristics or traits in common. This is necessarily an interest of art historians, museum curators, registrars, preparators, and art librarians, along with many who work with classification systems in the science community. Semiotics includes the study of typology, along with studies of iconography and iconology. Also see class, genre, interdisciplinary, order, science and art, and thematic.

Glossary of Art Terms. 2014.

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  • Typology — Ty*pol o*gy, n. [Type + logy.] 1. (Theol.) A discourse or treatise on types. [1913 Webster] 2. (Theol.) The doctrine of types. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • typology — 1845, from Gk. typos (see TYPE (Cf. type)) + OLOGY (Cf. ology) …   Etymology dictionary

  • typology — [tī päl′ə jē] n. [ TYPO + LOGY] 1. the study of types, symbols, or symbolism 2. symbolic meaning or representation; symbolism typological [tī΄pə läj′i kəl] adj …   English World dictionary

  • typology — typological /tuy peuh loj i keuhl/, typologic, adj. typologically, adv. typologist, n. /tuy pol euh jee/, n. 1. the doctrine or study of types or prefigurative symbols, esp. in scriptural literature. 2. a systematic classification or study of… …   Universalium

  • typology — [[t]taɪpɒ̱ləʤi[/t]] typologies N COUNT A typology is a system for dividing things into different types, especially in science and the social sciences. [FORMAL] …   English dictionary

  • typology — /taɪˈpɒlədʒi/ (say tuy poluhjee) noun (plural typologies) 1. the doctrine or study of types or symbols, especially those of Scripture. 2. the study of types and classes, especially as in systematic classification. 3. Archaeology the study of the… …   Australian English dictionary

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  • typology — noun (plural gies) Date: 1845 1. a doctrine of theological types; especially one holding that things in Christian belief are prefigured or symbolized by things in the Old Testament 2. study of or analysis or classification based on types or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • typology — noun a) The systematic classification of the types of something according to their common characteristics. b) The result of the classification of things according to their characteristics. See Also: type, typification …   Wiktionary

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