EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun, plural tax·on·o·mies. the science or technique of classification. a classification into ordered categories: a proposed taxonomy of educational objectives. . Biology the science dealing with the description, identification, naming, and classification of organisms. Origin of taxonomy
First recorded in
is from the
-nomy Related forms tax·o·nom·ic , [tak-s uh- nom-ik] /ˌtæk səˈnɒm ɪk/ tax·o·nom·i·cal, adjective tax·o·nom·i·cal·ly, adverb tax·on·o·mist, tax·on·o·mer, noun non·tax·o·nom·ic, adjective non·tax·o·nom·i·cal, adjective non·tax·o·nom·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for taxonomist Contemporary Examples of taxonomist Historical Examples of taxonomist British Dictionary definitions for taxonomist noun 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 the science or practice of classification Derived Forms taxonomic ( ˌtæksəˈnɒmɪk) or taxonomical, adjective taxonomically, adverb taxonomist or taxonomer, noun Word Origin for taxonomy
C19: from French
taxonomie, from Greek taxis order + -nomy
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Word Origin and History for taxonomist n.
1828, from French
taxonomie (1813), introduced by Linnæus and coined irregularly from Greek taxis "arrangement" (see taxidermy) + -nomia "method," from -nomos "managing," from nemein "manage" (see numismatics).
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Medicine definitions for taxonomist n. The classification of organisms in an ordered system that indicates natural relationships. The science, laws, or principles of classification; systematics. Related forms tax′o•nom ( ′ic -sə-nō) null ′ĭk adj.
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Science definitions for taxonomist The scientific classification of organisms into specially named groups based either on shared characteristics or on evolutionary relationships as inferred from the fossil record or established by genetic analysis.
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Culture definitions for taxonomist taxonomy [(tak- son-uh-mee)]
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