[ noh-muh n-kley-ter ]
/ ˈnoʊ mənˌkleɪ tər /


a person who assigns names, as in scientific classification; classifier.
Archaic. a person who calls or announces things or persons by their names.

Words nearby nomenclator

Origin of nomenclator

1555–65; < Latin nōmenclātor, variant of nōmenculātor one who announces names, equivalent to nōmen name + -culātor, variant of calātor a crier (calā(re) to call + -tor -tor) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for nomenclator

/ (ˈnəʊmɛnˌkleɪtə) /


a person who invents or assigns names, as in scientific classification

Word Origin for nomenclator

C16: from Latin, from nōmen name + calāre to call
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