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ontology is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of ontology in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

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meanings of ontology


  1. The theory of a particular philosopher or school of thought concerning the fundamental types of entity in the universe.
  2. In a subject view, or a world view, the set of conceptual or material things or classes of things that are recognised as existing, or are assumed to exist in context; in a body of theory, the ontology comprises the domain of discourse, the things that are defined as existing, together with whatever emerges from their mutual implications.
  3. A logical system involving theory of classes, developed by Stanislaw Lesniewski (1886-1939).
  4. The branch of metaphysics that addresses the nature or essential characteristics of being and of things that exist; the study of being qua being.
  5. A structure of concepts or entities within a domain, organized by relationships; a system model.

ontology frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word ontology occurs in english on average 0.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics ontology can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that ontology can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

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