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Scientology  (ˌsaɪənˈtɒlədʒɪ



  1. ® the philosophy of the Church of Scientology, a nondenominational movement founded in the US in the 1950s, which emphasizes self-knowledge as a means of realizing full spiritual potential

Derived Forms

ˌScienˈtologist  noun

Word Origin

C20: from Latin scient( ia) science + -logy


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