Terminology vs Methodology - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between terminology and methodology

is that terminology is the doctrine of terms; a theory of terms or appellations; a treatise on terms, a system of specialized terms while methodology is the study of methods used in a field.

terminology

Noun

(terminologies)
  • The doctrine of terms; a theory of terms or appellations; a treatise on terms, a system of specialized terms.
  • The set of terms actually used in any business, art, science, or the like; nomenclature; technical terms; as, the terminology of chemistry.
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    Synonyms

    * nomenclature, vocabulary, language, wording, phraseology, jargon, lingo, -ese

    Derived terms

    * terminological * terminologically * terminologist

    methodology

    English

    Noun

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  • The study of methods used in a field.
  • (proscribed) A collection of methods, practices, procedures and rules used by those who work in some field.
  • The implementation of such methods etc.
  • Usage notes

    Etymologically, methodology' refers to the ''study'' of methods. Thus the use of '''methodology as a synonym for (methods) (or other simple terms such as ''means,'' ''technique,'' or ''procedure ) is proscribed as both inaccurate and pretentious.

    Derived terms

    * methodological * methodologically