Meaning of tropology

tro•pol•o•gy

Pronunciation: (trō-pol'u-jē), [key]
— pl. -gies
  1. the use of figurative language in speech or writing.
  2. a treatise on figures of speech or tropes.
  3. the use of a Scriptural text so as to give it a moral interpretation or significance apart from its direct meaning.
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