Origin 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.
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.
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?|Andrew Romano|January 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"It was more a change of nomenclature," replied his dragoman.Another Sheaf|John Galsworthy
If the heathen began the nomenclature of the skies, pray let it be ended by Christians.The World on Wheels and Other Sketches|Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin) Taylor
Following Wilson's nomenclature, we speak of both X and Y as sex chromosomes.Sex-linked Inheritance in Drosophila|Thomas Hunt Morgan
Looking over the nomenclature for the purpose of making an index, I was struck with the name Abrah applying to a ford.Tent Work in Palestine|Claude Reignier Conder
In the nomenclature of Fate she felt that at this moment she had come Seven.The Shriek|Charles Somerville
British Dictionary definitions for nomenclature
Word Origin for nomenclature
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.