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Definitions for epidemiology
ˌɛp ɪˌdi miˈɒl ə dʒi, -ˌdɛm i-epi·demi·ol·o·gy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. epidemiologynoun

    the branch of medical science dealing with the transmission and control of disease


  1. epidemiologynoun

    That branch of medicine which studies the incidence and distribution of disease in a population, and uses such information to find the causes, modes of transmission, and methods for control of disease.

    Etymology: [Epidemy + -logy.]


  1. epidemiologynoun

    The branch of a science dealing with the spread and control of diseases, computer viruses, concepts etc. throughout populations or systems.

    Etymology: From epidemia + οlogy, from επιδημία + λόγος, from επί (upon) and δήμος (people) (disease upon people and theory). See also epidemic.

  2. epidemiologynoun

    The epidemiological body of knowledge about a particular thing.

    Etymology: From epidemia + οlogy, from επιδημία + λόγος, from επί (upon) and δήμος (people) (disease upon people and theory). See also epidemic.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Epidemiologynoun

    that branch of science which treats of epidemics

    Etymology: [Epidemy + -logy.]


  1. Epidemiology

    Epidemiology is the study of the patterns, causes, and effects of health and disease conditions in defined populations. It is the cornerstone of public health, and informs policy decisions and evidence-based medicine by identifying risk factors for disease and targets for preventive medicine. Epidemiologists help with study design, collection and statistical analysis of data, and interpretation and dissemination of results. Epidemiology has helped develop methodology used in clinical research, public health studies and, to a lesser extent, basic research in the biological sciences. Major areas of epidemiological study include disease etiology, outbreak investigation, disease surveillance and screening, biomonitoring, and comparisons of treatment effects such as in clinical trials. Epidemiologists rely on other scientific disciplines like biology to better understand disease processes, statistics to make efficient use of the data and draw appropriate conclusions, social sciences to better understand proximate and distal causes, and engineering for exposure assessment.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Epidemiology

    Field of medicine concerned with the determination of causes, incidence, and characteristic behavior of disease outbreaks affecting human populations. It includes the interrelationships of host, agent, and environment as related to the distribution and control of disease.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of epidemiology in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of epidemiology in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of epidemiology in a Sentence

  1. Jerome Powell:

    We are not experts on epidemiology, the spread of pandemics or anything like that, we talk to experts, and the main answer they give you is things are highly uncertain.

  2. Marc Siegel:

    There is no reason whatsoever to believe that the messenger-RNA vaccines, which do not contain any part of the virus itself, will cause any harm, they appear to be very well tolerated in all groups. PFIZER CA N'T SELL COVID-19 VACCINES DIRECTLY TO NY Dr. Gili Regev-Yochay, head of Sheba Medical Center’s Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit in Israel, said she is encouraging pregnant women to get vaccinated the country sees more and more ICU admissions.

  3. Matthew Zahn:

    We remain cautiously optimistic, clearly we will learn a great deal over the next few months as people get vaccinated and we follow the epidemiology of the variants.

  4. Peter Salama:

    The detective work of epidemiology will make or break the response to this outbreak.

  5. Susan Hassig:

    Tulane University certainly gave me pause, because Tulane University was so high. And then I looked at all the parishes near Tulane University, and they were also elevated, in epidemiology, we call that an ecologic correlation. So it's a big factor that connects and fits a pattern. But unless we can make the connection at the individual level, it's not something that we can really act upon.

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