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Definition of the noun Deltiology

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noun - plural: deltiologies

  1. The study and collection of postcards.


Deltiology is the study and collection of postcards. Professor Randall Rhoades of Ashland, Ohio, coined a word in 1945 that became the accepted description of the study of picture postcards. It took about 20 years for the name to appear in the dictionary the first time. Compared to philately, the identification of a postcard's place and time of production can often be an impossible task because postcards, unlike stamps, are produced in a decentralised, unregulated manner. For this reason, some collectors choose to limit their acquisitions to cards by specific artists and publishers, or by time and location.

  • also known as 明信片學

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Google previewThe Thinker's Thesaurus: Sophisticated Alternatives to Common Words (Expanded Third Edition) (2015)

by Peter E. Meltzer

Indeed, in theory, any word can be given a “usage,” simply if one states, for example, “Deltiology means postcard collecting,” but this obviously does not further the goal of putting a given word in a context. Consider the contrast between the ...

Google previewGolden Gate Park (2003)

San Francisco's Urban Oasis in Vintage Postcards by Christopher Pollock

Deltiology is a relatively inexpensive pursuit unless you acquire a taste for rare cards that can command hundreds, maybe even thousands of dollars. Map of Golden ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Greeting Card Tools & Techniques (2008)

by Susan Pickering Rothamel

Deltiology. The hobby of collecting postcards. D. ie. Cut metal motifs, shapes, or letters, usually embedded into wood and rubber forms, used for cutting paper into the shape of the metal design. Also an engraved stamp used for impressing an ...

Google previewThe Little Giant Encyclopedia of IQ Tests (2000)

by Philip J. Carter, Kenneth A. Russell

DELTIOLOGY is the study of (a) RIVER MOUTHS (b) PICTURE POSTCARDS (c) BRIDGES (d) PRISONS (e) FINGERS 38. One man can mow a lawn in 6 hours, and another man can mow the same lawn in 3 hours. If they both worked together ...

Google previewThe Concise Scientific Dictionary (2011)

BookCaps Study Guide by BookCaps Study Guides Staff

-noun- The scientific study of sign language deltiology [del-tee-ol-uh-jee] -noun- The art of collecting picture postcards demology [dem-ol-uh-jee] -noun- The scientific study of human activities and social structures ...

Google previewChembers 21 Century Dictionary

by Allied

universe criminology study of crime and criminals cytology study of plant and animal cells deltiology study or collecting of picture postcards demonology study of demons dendrochronology study of dating from tree-rings dermatology study of ...

Google previewChambers concise dictionary (2004)

deltiology /delti'Dlad3i/ >n the study and collection of picture postcards. [1940s: from Greek deltion a small writing tablet] □ deltiologist n. deltoid / 'deltoid/ c> adj triangular; having the shape of the Greek capital letter ...

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Video shows what deltiology means. The study and collection of postcards.. Deltiology Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio dictionary. How to say ...

Scrabble value of D2E1L1T1I1O1L1O1G2Y4

The value of this 10-letter word is 15 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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