What does Biology mean?

Definitions for Biologybaɪˈɒl ə dʒi

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Biology.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. biology, biological science(noun)

    the science that studies living organisms

  2. biology(noun)

    characteristic life processes and phenomena of living organisms

    "the biology of viruses"

  3. biota, biology(noun)

    all the plant and animal life of a particular region


  1. biology(Noun)

    The study of all life or living matter

  2. biology(Noun)

    The living organisms of a particular region.

  3. biology(Noun)

    The structure, function, and behavior of an organism or type of organism.

    the biology of the whale

  4. Origin: ; a (modern coinage), with components derived from + . The term (rather, analogous terms) arose in various European languages c. 1800, but the term *βίολογία did not exist in Ancient Greek.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Biology(noun)

    the science of life; that branch of knowledge which treats of living matter as distinct from matter which is not living; the study of living tissue. It has to do with the origin, structure, development, function, and distribution of animals and plants

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Biology

    bī-ol′oj-i, n. the science that treats of life or of organised beings, which seeks to classify and generalise the multitude of phenomena presented by and peculiar to the living world.—adj. Biolog′ical.—adv. Biolog′ically.—n. Biolo′gist, one who studies biology. [Gr. bios, life, logos, a discourse.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Biology

    the science of animal life in a purely physical reference, or of life in organised bodies generally, including that of plants, in its varied forms and through its successive stages.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Biology

    One of the BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE DISCIPLINES concerned with the origin, structure, development, growth, function, genetics, and reproduction of animals, plants, and microorganisms.

Editors Contribution

  1. biology

    Biology (noun) is a science that deals with living things.

    Biology is a science that deals with animals and plants.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Biology' in Nouns Frequency: #2890


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Biology in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Biology in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. James D. Watson:

    Biology has at least 50 more interesting years.

  2. Nicholas Jackson:

    We know very little about the biology of this virus.

  3. Stanford University:

    There are definitely parts that can't be replaced by biology.

  4. Dbjanski:

    Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution.

  5. Mark Ridley, 1983:

    The theory of evolution is outstandingly the most important theory in biology.

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