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onomastics

PRONUNCIATION:
(on-uh-MAS-tiks)

MEANING:
noun: The study of proper names or of terms used in a specialized field.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek onomastikos (of names), from onomazein (to name), from onoma (name). Also see onomasticon. Earliest documented use: 1904.

USAGE:
"Ms. Lindsay is one of a growing number of onomastics enthusiasts catering to a generation of parents hungry for the perfect name."
Rebecca Dube; Unique's the Name; The Globe and Mail (Toronto, Canada); Oct 9, 2007.

See more usage examples of onomastics in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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