MEANING: noun: The collecting or study of postage stamps and related matter.

ETYMOLOGY: From French timbre (stamp) + -logy (study). Earliest documented use: 1867. Timbrology and timbrophily are two synonyms of what’s commonly known as philately.

TIMBRELOGY - the study of small hand drums; also, musical tone which lacks energy

TIMBEROLOGY - woodcraft

TIM-BIOLOGY - Mr Leary's pharmacologically-distorted view of life