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Definition of "tropology" []

  • The use of tropes in speech or writing. (noun)
  • A mode of biblical interpretation insisting on the morally edifying sense of tropes in the Scriptures. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tropology" in a sentence
  • "In the poem's historical moment, however, his is an address, an appeal, that can count on the natural cycle of the seasons, can readily steep its tropology of restoration in the certain circuit of their transitions."
  • "But in the context of the Judges tropology, it also suggests that this same feminization/commodification will elicit cataclysmic acts of vengeance aimed at those who install relations of hierarchy based on gender and/or commodification."
  • "The Interesting Narrative allows us to extend and deepen Potkay's reading of this tropology."