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.

Origin of folksonomy

2000–05; blend of folks and taxonomy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for folksonomy



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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