noun, plural tax·on·o·mies.
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Origin of taxonomy
OTHER WORDS FROM taxonomy
Example sentences from the Web for taxonomy
Crawforth claims that his subject was unmatched as a taxonomist, and that his self-effacing style elevated his writing.
Taxol′ogy, the science of classification; Taxon′omer, a taxonomist.
British Dictionary definitions for taxonomy
- the branch of biology concerned with the classification of organisms into groups based on similarities of structure, origin, etc
- the practice of arranging organisms in this way
Derived forms of taxonomytaxonomic (ˌtæksəˈnɒmɪk) or taxonomical, adjectivetaxonomically, adverbtaxonomist or taxonomer, noun
Word Origin for taxonomy
Medical definitions for taxonomy
Other words from taxonomytax′o•nom′ic (-sə-nō′ĭk) null adj.
Scientific definitions for taxonomy
Cultural definitions for taxonomy
The classification of living things. (See Linnean classification.)