[ US /ɑnˈtɑɫədʒi/ ]
[ UK /ɒntˈɒləd‍ʒi/ ]
  1. (computer science) a rigorous and exhaustive organization of some knowledge domain that is usually hierarchical and contains all the relevant entities and their relations
  2. the metaphysical study of the nature of being and existence
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How To Use ontology In A Sentence

  • Civilian life affords us the luxury of a good deal of deontology — better to let ten guilty men go free, and so on. One Waterboarding Is a Tragedy; A Million Is a Statistic
  • In practice, the book is a rambling history of discoveries, geology, astronomy, palaeontology, chaos theory and graphing techniques with more than a few unqualified generalisations.
  • So the stark ontology of the mechanical philosopher is established a priori by appealing to a notion of intelligibility.
  • From this perspective, the turn to an ontology of the psyche is the philosophical move that retains the space for metaphysical enchantment in an age of disenchantment. Psychology in Search of Psyches: Friedrich Schelling, Gotthilf Schubert and the Obscurities of the Romantic Soul
  • Stanley's complaint is about the inadequacy of phyletic gradualism to account for the known facts of paleontology and the superiority of punctuated equilibria as an explanation for those facts.
  • While both deontologists and rule - utilitarians are rule-followers, deontology explicitly stresses duty and intention rather than outcome, whereas the ultimate focus of rule-utilitarianism is on consequences.
  • Natural theology settled philosophical foundation of modern science in the aspects as ontology, epistemology, methodology. Actually it is "prior science" of modern science.
  • Not only is phylogeny important for understanding paleontology, but paleontology in turn contributes to phylogeny.
  • These fields of practice, along with the study of gerontology, have formulated many workable answers to the hard questions.
  • Morphological species are important in palaeontology, for interbreeding ability does not fossilize.
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