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AETIOLOGY

 Dictionary entry overview: What does aetiology mean? 

AETIOLOGY (noun)
  The noun AETIOLOGY has 2 senses:

1. the cause of a disease
2. the philosophical study of causation

  Familiarity information: AETIOLOGY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


AETIOLOGY (noun)


Sense 1aetiology [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The cause of a disease

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

aetiology; etiology

Hypernyms ("aetiology" is a kind of...):

cause (events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something)


Sense 2aetiology [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The philosophical study of causation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

aetiology; etiology

Hypernyms ("aetiology" is a kind of...):

philosophy (the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics)


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