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First attested in 1959. From Latin vexillum (flag) +‎ -logy.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌvɛk.sɪˈlɒl.ə.d͡ʒi/
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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌvɛk.səˈlɑl.ə.d͡ʒi/
  • Rhymes: -ɒlədʒi

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vexillology (uncountable)

  1. The study of flags.
    Vexillology can help us to delve into national and global history.
    • 2012 January 26, “The Beta Test Initiation” (0:18), in The Big Bang Theory[1], season 5, episode 14, spoken by Sheldon Cooper and Amy Farrah Fowler (Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik):
      Sheldon: Over the next few 52 weeks, you and I are going to explore the dynamic world of vexillology.

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