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.
- tax·o·nom·ic [tak-suh-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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How to use taxonomy in a sentence
As new information, particularly genetic information, has come in, scientists have realized that some groupings had been based on superficial similarities and have revised the taxonomy accordingly.Debate over Pluto’s planet status still carries on | Erin Wayman | August 22, 2021 | Science News
Deals have been struck to make Magnite’s identity solution part of the taxonomy task force for the Prebid ad tech industry organization alongside the IAB Tech Lab’s Addressability working group.
Lastly, the campaign performance of rigid and limited taxonomies like this is not meeting the industry’s expectations, McKee concluded.Google’s delayed cookie cull is an inevitable intermission to its fractious pursuit of privacy protections | Seb Joseph | June 25, 2021 | Digiday
Contextual targeting for cross-device video faces a lot of the same problems that contextual faces in other digital markets, including the lack of an agreed-upon taxonomy for content.‘Building that ecosystem’: Contextual advertising begins to sprout in CTV, OTT ad markets | Max Willens | May 27, 2021 | Digiday
This is a word used in taxonomy for a group of closely related species.
A better taxonomy would break us up by words like Acceptance, Partial Denial, and Total Denial.
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.
This instinctive taxonomy becomes more surprising still if we consider the variety of the game stored in a single burrow.More Hunting Wasps | J. Henri Fabre
taxonomy and distribution of the horned lizards genus Phrynosoma.The Amphibians and Reptiles of Michoacn, Mxico | William E. Duellman
Work on the taxonomy and anatomy of marine animals was in general in full swing by the 'fifties and 'sixties.Form and Function | E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
As a mere question of taxonomy his theory would have been regarded by the lay world as harmless and uninteresting.Major Prophets of To-Day | Edwin E. Slosson
The taxonomy of some of the more important families of seed plants is discussed in a special section.The Popular Science Monthly, June, 1900 | Various
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
the science or practice of classification
- taxonomic (ˌtæksəˈnɒmɪk) or taxonomical, adjective
- taxonomically, adverb
- taxonomist or taxonomer, noun
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Scientific definitions for taxonomy
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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Cultural definitions for taxonomy
The classification of living things. (See Linnean classification.)
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