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Meaning of phonology

pho•nol•o•gy

Pronunciation: (fu-nol'u-jē, fō-), [key]
— pl. -gies.
  1. the study of the distribution and patterning of speech sounds in a language and of the tacit rules governing pronunciation.
  2. the phonological system or the body of phonological facts of a language.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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