Pronunciation: (tī-pol'u-jē), [key]
1. the doctrine or study of types or prefigurative symbols, esp. in scriptural literature.
2. a systematic classification or study of types.
4. Ling.the study and classification of languages according to structural features, esp. patterns of phonology, morphology, and syntax, without reference to their histories.
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