What does biology mean?

Definitions for biology
baɪˈɒl ə dʒibi·ol·o·gy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. biology, biological sciencenoun

    the science that studies living organisms

  2. biologynoun

    characteristic life processes and phenomena of living organisms

    "the biology of viruses"

  3. biota, biologynoun

    all the plant and animal life of a particular region

Wiktionary

  1. biologynoun

    The study of all life or living matter

    Etymology: ; 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.

  2. biologynoun

    The living organisms of a particular region.

    Etymology: ; 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.

  3. biologynoun

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

    the biology of the whale

    Etymology: ; 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. Biologynoun

    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.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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  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

Examples of biology in a Sentence

  1. David Asher:

    It is U.S. law to engage in effective arms control and nonproliferation, not facilitate it via ‘scientific cooperation’ in the name of threat reduction or refusal to engage in effective compliance with Communist countries that openly aim to incorporate synthetic biology into the future of warfare (apparently with our naive material and scientific assistance), we don’t know for certain what happened in Wuhan but we had every reason to investigate and ask questions.

  2. Christopher Ochner:

    We don't have enough treatments to address our underlying biology [ of obesity ], we would like to see other, safer, more widely available treatments.

  3. Charles Darwin:

    The fact of evolution is the backbone of biology, and biology is thus in the peculiar position of being a science founded on an improved theory, is it then a science or faith?

  4. Camille Paglia:

    Despite crime's omnipresence, things work in society, because biology compels it. Order eventually restores itself, by psychic equilibrium.

  5. The CIAC:

    Biology—not identity—is what matters on the field, and that's why I will continue to stand up to restore fairness to my sport.

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