Talk:Orthology (language)

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The page was originally tagged as disputed by aflm when it was created in June 2006 only to have the tag removed by the creator a short time later with no explanation from either as to why it was tagged or why that tag was removed.

The basic definition of Orthology is usually listed along the lines of "The right description of things", but the en:wp page redirects to the terms usage as part of cellular biology and genetics (en:Homology (biology)). Google hits a plenty on the term, but they seem to be split between definitions of the word itself (right description) and pages dealing with the actual usage of the term (Chromosome similarity in different species with the same ancestors).

I can see three ways of looking at the page.

  1. Definition of Orthology - Should go to wiktionary at best, most likely a safe delete as no page links to the term anyway.
  2. Article on the biological topic - Not certain we actually need an article dealing with such a detailed section of the genetic structure of things.
  3. Orthological, being derived from the term, is used as part of the "Orthological Institute" which is the main source of Basic English. - This is the direction the article goes in, but other than the Institute itself, it is difficult to find source to tie the basic definition into the definiton used here.

The article may be best suited for an RfD unless others can find a reasoning on what direction to take with it. -- Creol(talk) 01:34, 19 May 2007 (UTC)

A reference was found verifying the usage of this term in the manner given. The reference is listed in Ogden's The Meaning of Meaning (introduction, pg xxiv, footnote 21) as coming from The Grammar of Science. As there are two distinct ways to use the word, I moved the page to a disambig title and added a see also note. -- Creol(talk) 15:04, 19 September 2007 (UTC)