noun, plural tax·on·o·mies.
Origin of taxonomy
Examples from the Web for taxonomy
Taxonomy was another major area in which Aristotle influenced the history of science.
Beyond this taxonomy of options, the big question is this: What outcome are we seeking with any military intervention?
In order to make some sense of these questions, I undertook a Taxonomy of American Ignorance and Misperceptions.
Comments on the taxonomy and geographic distribution of North American microtines.
Taxonomy of the chipmunks, Eutamias quadrivittatus and Eutamias umbrinus.
The features of external morphology that were studied in connection with the taxonomy of the genus Smilisca are discussed below.Neotropical Hylid Frogs, Genus Smilisca|William E. Duellman
In taxonomy it is not nearly so important that a name be pertinent or even well chosen as that it be stable.
Doubtless when taxonomy is a more refined art they will constitute a small suborder together.
- 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
Word Origin for taxonomy
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).
The classification of living things. (See Linnean classification.)