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Meaning of "ornithology" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ORNITHOLOGY

ornithology  [ˌɔːnɪˈθɒlədʒɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ORNITHOLOGY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ornithology is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ORNITHOLOGY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

ornithology

Ornithology

Ornithology is a branch of zoology that concerns the study of birds. Etymologically, the word "ornithology" derives from the ancient Greek ὄρνις ornis and λόγος logos. Several aspects of ornithology differ from related disciplines, due partly to the high visibility and the aesthetic appeal of birds. Most marked among these is the extent of studies undertaken by amateurs working within the parameters of strict scientific methodology. The science of ornithology has a long history and studies on birds have helped develop several key concepts in evolution, behaviour and ecology such as the definition of species, the process of speciation, instinct, learning, ecological niches, guilds, island biogeography, phylogeography and conservation. While early ornithology was principally concerned with descriptions and distributions of species, ornithologists today seek answers to very specific questions, often using birds as models to test hypotheses or predictions based on theories. Most modern biological theories apply across taxonomic groups and the number of professional scientists who identify themselves as "ornithologists" has therefore declined.

Definition of ornithology in the English dictionary

The definition of ornithology in the dictionary is the study of birds, including their physiology, classification, ecology, and behaviour.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ORNITHOLOGY


aerolithology
ˌɛərəʊlɪˈθɒlədʒɪ
anthology
ænˈθɒlədʒɪ
biology
baɪˈɒlədʒɪ
cytopathology
ˌsaɪtəʊpəˈθɒlədʒɪ
ethology
ɪˈθɒlədʒɪ
helminthology
ˌhɛlmɪnˈθɒlədʒɪ
histopathology
ˌhɪstəʊpəˈθɒlədʒɪ
lithology
lɪˈθɒlədʒɪ
methodology
ˌmɛθəˈdɒlədʒɪ
mythology
mɪˈθɒlədʒɪ
neuroethology
ˌnjʊərəʊɪˈθɒlədʒɪ
neuropathology
ˌnjʊərəʊpəˈθɒlədʒɪ
palaeopathology
ˌpælɪəʊpəˈθɒlədʒɪ
pathology
pəˈθɒlədʒɪ
physiopathology
ˌfɪzɪəʊpəˈθɒlədʒɪ
phytopathology
ˌfaɪtəʊpəˈθɒlədʒɪ
psychology
saɪˈkɒlədʒɪ
psychopathology
ˌsaɪkəʊpəˈθɒlədʒɪ
technology
tɛkˈnɒlədʒɪ
zoopathology
ˌzəʊəpəˈθɒlədʒɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ORNITHOLOGY

ornithodelphian
ornithodelphic
ornithodelphous
ornithogalum
ornithoid
ornithol.
ornithologic
ornithological
ornithologically
ornithologist
ornithomancy
ornithomantic
ornithomorph
ornithomorphic
ornithophilous
ornithophily
ornithophobia
ornithopod
ornithopter
ornithorhynchus

WORDS THAT END LIKE ORNITHOLOGY

anthropology
apology
archaeology
astrology
cardiology
dermatology
ecology
epidemiology
genealogy
geology
information technology
microbiology
neurology
oncology
pharmacology
phonology
physiology
radiology
sociology
terminology
theology

Synonyms and antonyms of ornithology in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «ornithology» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ORNITHOLOGY

Find out the translation of ornithology to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of ornithology from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «ornithology» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

鸟类
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ornitología
570 millions of speakers

English

ornithology
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पक्षीविज्ञान
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

علم الطيور
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

орнитология
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ornitologia
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পক্ষিবিদ্যা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ornithologie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ornitologi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Vogelkunde
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

鳥類学
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

조류학
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ornithology
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

điểu loại học
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பறவையியல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पक्षीशास्त्र
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ornitoloji
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ornitologia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ornitologia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

орнітологія
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ornitologie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ορνιθολογία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ornitologie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ornitologi
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ornitologi
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ornithology

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ORNITHOLOGY»

The term «ornithology» is quite widely used and occupies the 31.375 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ORNITHOLOGY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about ornithology

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ORNITHOLOGY»

Discover the use of ornithology in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ornithology and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Ornithology
Ornithology is the classic text for the undergraduate ornithology course, long admired for its biological/evolutionary approach to bird science.
Frank B. Gill, 2007
2
Manual of Ornithology: Avian Structure & Function
This visual guide to the structure and anatomy of birds contains more than 200 specially prepared accurate drawings.
Noble S. Proctor, 1993
3
Essential Ornithology
Essential Ornithology provides the reader with a comprehensive introduction to the biology of birds. It covers a range of subjects including bird evolution, development, anatomy and physiology, avian reproduction, ecology, and behaviour.
Graham Scott, 2010
4
Current Ornithology Volume 17
The series seeks especially to review (1) fields in which an abundant recent literature will benefit from synthesis and organization, or (2) newly emerging fields that are gaining recognition as the result of recent discoveries or shifts in ...
Charles F. Thompson, 2010
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The History of Ornithology in Virginia
David W. Johnston’s History of Ornithology in Virginia,the result of over a decade of research, is the first book to address this fascinating element of the state’s natural history.
David W. Johnston, 2003
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Ethno-ornithology: "Birds, Indigenous Peoples, Culture and ...
2. Ethno-ornithology. and. Biological. Conservation. Mark. Bonta. Ethno- ornithology has not yet become well integrated within avian conservation. With few exceptions, indigenous and other local and traditional knowledge about birds is not yet ...
Sonia C. Tidemann, Andrew Gosler, 2012
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Current Ornithology
Papers presented at the 20th meeting of the International Ornithological Congress held in New Zealand, December 1990 emphasizing New Zealand and the southern Pacific Ocean.
D.M. Power, 1991
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Current Ornithology
Val Nolan Jr., Ellen D. Ketterson, Charles F. Thompson. some general texts, it is easy to acquire the impression that the facts of the matter are well known. On the contrary, they are poorly known and much remains to be learned. . . . Yet it would  ...
Val Nolan Jr., Ellen D. Ketterson, Charles F. Thompson, 2000
9
Sibley guide to bird life and behavior
Created in association with the National Audubon Society, a valuable reference to basic information about the biology, life cycles, and behavior of birds covers the eighty bird families of North America in stunning detail. 100,000 first ...
David Sibley, Chris Elphick, John Barnard Dunning, 2001
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Perspectives in Ornithology: Essays Presented for the ...
Collects together a series of essays and commentaries by leading authorities about active areas of research on the biology of birds.
Alan Howard Brush, George Alfred Clark, 1983

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ORNITHOLOGY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ornithology is used in the context of the following news items.
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Birds of a Feather: Two classics of Indian ornithology get a new life
Apart from the recommended doses of Bulbul Sharma and Valmik Thapar, Aleph is reprinting the classics of Indian ornithology from the ... «The Indian Express, Jul 15»
2
Wood Thrush — the Celine Dion of the dawn woods
According to Cornell University's Lab of Ornithology, this shy bird “inhabits the interior and edges of deciduous and mixed forests, generally in ... «Bastrop Daily Enterprise, Jul 15»
3
Has Britain scored an own gull? Our marine wildlife needs …
... conservation concern and the latest population statistics from the British Trust for Ornithology makes gloomy reading for the birds' prospects. «Express.co.uk, Jul 15»
4
Birders kick off nature month programming
Both stayed on at Cornell, Allison as communications director for the world-renowned Cornell Lab of Ornithology; and Jeff, also at the Lab, ... «Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald, Jul 15»
5
New research reveals species to be affected by climate change
Dr James Pearce-Higgins, Director of Science at the British Trust for Ornithology, who led the research, said: "This study is dependent upon the ... «Staff Newsletter, Jul 15»
6
Birding opportunities abound in cities
It was developed by The Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Nature Canada, the Canadian partner for Yardmap, is keen on cultivating a richer ... «London Free Press, Jul 15»
7
'Killer' seagulls top the pecking order for a media frenzy
Viola Ross-Smith, of the British Trust for Ornithology, is a self-confessed gull fan – who gets hate mail when she defends them. She expresses ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
8
Quark Expeditions announce Antarctic cruises with flights over …
This is on top of other lectures in ornithology, marine biology, penguinology and Polar history from onboard experts and expedition leaders. «Express.co.uk, Jul 15»
9
Wild about painting wildlife
He was as knowledgeable about ornithology as Salim Ali. I want to develop myself to that level of expertise first.” So what does he feel about ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
10
Stormy Crawford, 70; founded vast sanctuary for birds
... a field engineer for a petroleum company — an experience that influenced Mr. Crawford's eventual decision to make ornithology his career. «Boston Globe, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Ornithology [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/ornithology>. Mar 2020 ».
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