UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌæpəˈləʊdʒɪə/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˌæpəˈloʊdʒiə/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ap′ə lōjē ə)

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ap•o•lo•gi•a /ˌæpəˈloʊdʒiə/USA pronunciation   n.[countable]pl.  -as. 
  1. a defense of strongly held beliefs, attitudes, or actions:The speech was an apologia for slavery.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ap•o•lo•gi•a  (ap′ə lōjē ə),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. an apology, as in defense or justification of a belief, idea, etc.
  2. Literaturea work written as an explanation or justification of one's motives, convictions, or acts.
  • Greek: a speaking in defense. See apo-, log-, -ia
  • Late Latin
  • 1775–85

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
apologia /ˌæpəˈləʊdʒɪə/ n
  1. a formal written defence of a cause or one's beliefs or conduct
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