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Taxonomy

TAXON'OMY

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Noun.
[Gr. order, and law.] Classification; a term used by a French author to denote the classification of plants.

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taxonomy

taxonomy

English

Noun

taxonomy (countable and uncountable, plural taxonomies)

  1. The science or the technique used to make a classification.
  2. A classification; especially, a classification in a hierarchical system.
  3. (taxonomy, uncountable) The science of finding, describing, classifying and naming organisms.

Synonyms

  • (science of finding, describing, classifying and naming organisms): alpha taxonomy

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