Origin of nomenclature
historical usage of nomenclature
The noun nomenklatura “nomenclature” has existed in Russian since the early 19th century. Beginning in the Soviet Union in the 1930s, nomenklatura meant the list of names or category of people in the Soviet Union who held important positions in the bureaucracy, all of whom had to be approved by the Communist Party. English adopted nomenklatura in the late 1950s in discussing the bureaucracies of the Soviet Union and other Communist countries.
OTHER WORDS FROM nomenclatureno·men·cla·tur·al, no·men·cla·to·ri·al [noh-muhn-kluh-tawr-ee-uhl, -tohr-] /ˌnoʊ mən kləˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-/, no·men·cla·tive [noh-muhn-kley-tiv] /ˈnoʊ mənˌkleɪ tɪv/, adjective
Words nearby nomenclature
Example sentences from the Web for nomenclatural
The answer to this problem requires a taxonomic, rather than a nomenclatural, decision.American Weasels|E. Raymond Hall
Dr. Thomson, with all his nomenclatural pretensions, has fallen into the same error.
Still "Lovey" is something of a nomenclatural tin can on the tail of one's self respect.The Four Million|O. Henry
They constitute a partial summary of the nomenclatural history of the typical subspecies.The Barren Ground Caribou of Keewatin|Francis Harper
It is a pity that, in the nature of the case, it could not fill the nomenclatural exigency sufficiently to survive.Down the Yellowstone|Lewis R. Freeman