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Unformatted text preview: hich means the study of. Whenever you see a word ending in -ology, you’ll know that the word describes a particular area of scientiﬁc study. TIP: Note that professionals in each of these fields share the suffix -ist, added to a variation of the scientific-study word. Thus, a person working in the field of anthropology is called an anthropologist. You, as a person studying words, might be called an amateur philologist! WO R D S T H AT D E S C R I B E A R E A S O F S C I E N T I F I C S T U DY
The words in this list by no means include all of the sciences. As you read the list, think of other areas of study that might interest you or that sound familiar. Jot them down, and then look up the deﬁnitions in your dictionary or use a search engine on the Internet. 1. anthropology (from the Greek anthros, meaning humanity). The study of the origins, customs, beliefs, and social relationships of groups of human beings. The anthropologists studied the arrival thousands of years ago of early Native Americans to the North American continent. 2. astronomy (from the Greek astro...
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