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  1. stemmatology, stemmaticsnoun

    the humanistic discipline that attempts to reconstruct the transmission of a text (especially a text in manuscript form) on the basis of relations between the various surviving manuscripts (sometimes using cladistic analysis)

    "stemmatology also plays an important role in musicology"; "transcription errors are of decisive importance in stemmatics"


  1. stemmatology

    Stemmatology, also known as stemmatics, is a scientific method used in textual criticism to determine the relationship between different versions or editions of a text. It involves the analysis of various copies or editions of a document to trace the changes and create a 'family tree' or stemma, illustrating how the versions have descended and diverged from the original. This helps in determining which version is the most authentic or closest to the original. The discipline is commonly used in the study of classic and medieval texts.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stemmatology in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stemmatology in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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