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Word of the Day 05/02/20 Taxonomy

Taxonomy (noun)
taxonomy [ tak-son-uh-mee ]


noun, plural tax·on·o·mies.
1. the science or technique of classification.
2. a classification into ordered categories: a proposed taxonomy of educational objectives.
3. Biology. the science dealing with the description, identification, naming, and classification of organisms.

OTHER WORDS FROM TAXONOMY
tax·o·nom·ic [tak-suh-nom-ik] , 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

WORDS RELATED TO TAXONOMY
designation, grade, analysis, arrangement, allocation, regulation, allotment, distribution, coordination, classification, glossary, locution, terminology, phraseology, codification, horticulture, ecology, anatomy, cytology, phytology

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Origin: First recorded in 1805–15, taxonomy is from the French word taxonomie. See taxo-, -nomy

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR TAXONOMY
Taxonomy was another major area in which Aristotle influenced the history of science.
WHY ARISTOTLE DESERVES A POSTHUMOUS NOBEL|NICK ROMEO|OCTOBER 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST

Beyond this taxonomy of options, the big question is this: What outcome are we seeking with any military intervention?
THE BEST MILITARY OPTION FOR LIBYA|MICHAEL O'HANLON|MARCH 18, 2011|DAILY BEAST

In order to make some sense of these questions, I undertook a Taxonomy of American Ignorance and Misperceptions.
IGNORANT AMERICA|TUNKU VARADARAJAN|AUGUST 30, 2010|DAILY BEAST

Comments on the taxonomy and geographic distribution of North American microtines.
CHECK-LIST OF THE BIRDS OF KANSAS|HARRISON B TORDOFF

Taxonomy of the chipmunks, Eutamias quadrivittatus and Eutamias umbrinus.
CHECK-LIST OF THE BIRDS OF KANSAS|HARRISON B TORDOFF

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.
A GUIDE TO THE STUDY OF FISHES, VOLUME 1 (OF 2)|DAVID STARR JORDAN

Doubtless when taxonomy is a more refined art they will constitute a small suborder together.
A GUIDE TO THE STUDY OF FISHES, VOLUME 1 (OF 2)|DAVID STARR JORDAN

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