- a person who assigns names, as in scientific classification; classifier.
- Archaic. a person who calls or announces things or persons by their names.
Origin of nomenclator
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Examples from the Web for nomenclator
We dont know their names, and have to keep a nomenclator to tell us.Darkness and Dawn
Frederic W. Farrar
You will tell the Nomenclator that my taste has not changed.The Carlovingian Coins
He wished at first to produce a modern edition of Steudel's Nomenclator.
This praise might well be applied to himself if it were only for his wonderful "Nomenclator literarius theologi catholic."The Jesuits, 1534-1921
Thomas J. Campbell
This explains the extreme penury of history outside the dry descriptions of the nomenclator.The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles
Jean Henri Fabre
- a person who invents or assigns names, as in scientific classification
C16: from Latin, from nōmen name + calāre to call
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