Etymology
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warcraft (n.)

"military science," c. 1400, from war (n.) + craft (n.).

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audiology (n.)

"science of hearing and treatment of deafness," 1946, from audio- + -ology. Related: Audiologist.

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myology (n.)

"the science of muscles," 1640s; see myo- + -logy. Related: Myologist; myological.

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hydrology (n.)

"the science of water," 1762, from hydro- + -logy. Related: Hydrologist; hydrological (1660s).

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didactics (n.)

"the science of teaching," 1836; see didactic; also see -ics.

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robotics (n.)

"the science of robots, their construction and use," 1941, from robot + -ics. Coined in a science fiction context by Russian-born U.S. author Isaac Asimov (1920-1992), who proposed the "Three Laws of Robotics" in 1968.

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Ayurvedic (adj.)

"pertaining to traditional Hindu science of medicine," 1917, from Sanskrit Ayurveda "science of life," from ayur "life" (from PIE *oyus-, suffixed form of *oyu- "life everlasting," from variant form of root *aiw- "vital force, life; long life, eternity") + veda "knowledge" (see Veda).

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nomology (n.)

1825, "study of what relates to society" (obsolete); 1845, in philosophy, "science of the fundamental laws of thinking;" 1879, "science of law and legislation," from Greek nomos "usage, law, custom" (from PIE root *nem- "to assign, allot; to take") + -logy. Related: Nomologist; nomologistical.

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musicology (n.)

"the study of the science of music," 1900; see music + -ology. Related: Musicological; musicologist.

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aerodynamics (n.)

"science of the motion of air or other gases," 1837, from aero- "air" + dynamics.

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