- a set or system of names or terms, as those used in a particular science or art, by an individual or community, etc.
- the names or terms comprising a set or system.
Origin of nomenclature
Examples from the Web for nomenclature
Of course, the jokes, the nomenclature, the people doing the creepy but supposed to be funny stares, are almost always men.Women, It's Time to Reclaim Our Breasts
September 9, 2014
But because they wanted something friendlier, they came up with the nomenclature of ‘screen name.’We're All Still Secretly Using Our 1990s AOL Screen Names. Why?
January 23, 2014
The nomenclature of Hegel has been made by himself out of the language of common life.Sophist
"It was more a change of nomenclature," replied his dragoman.Another Sheaf
But I do not choose to assume this identity in my nomenclature.Proserpina, Volume 1
Let us now compare the nomenclature of the pre-Persian and Periclean temples.
Its efforts at "national" nomenclature were fortunately in most cases abortive.The Story of Rouen
Sir Theodore Andrea Cook
- the terminology used in a particular science, art, activity, etc
Word Origin and History for nomenclature
c.1600, "a name," from Middle French nomenclature (16c.), from Latin nomenclatura "calling of names," from nomenclator "namer," from nomen "name" (see name (n.)) + calator "caller, crier," from calare "call out" (see claim (v.)).
Nomenclator in Rome was the title of a steward whose job was to announce visitors, and also of a prompter who helped a stumping politician recall names and pet causes of his constituents. Meaning "list or catalogue of names" first attested 1630s; that of "system of naming" is from 1660s; sense of "terminology of a science" is from 1789.
- A system of names used in a science, as of anatomical structures or biological organisms.