folksonomy

[ fohk-son-uh-mee ]
/ foʊkˈsɒn ə mi /

noun, plural folks·on·o·mies. Computers.

a classification system derived from user-generated electronic tags or keywords that annotate and describe online content: Imprecise folksonomies can hinder information retrieval.

Nearby words

  1. folkloristics,
  2. folkmoot,
  3. folknik,
  4. folkright,
  5. folks,
  6. folksy,
  7. folktale,
  8. folktronica,
  9. folkways,
  10. folky


Origin of folksonomy

2000–05; blend of folks and taxonomy

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British Dictionary definitions for folksonomy

folksonomy

/ (fəʊkˈsɒnəmɪ) /

noun

a system of classification that makes use of terms that occur naturally in the language of users of the system

Word Origin for folksonomy

C21: from folk + taxonomy

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