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no·men·cla·ture

 (nō′mən-klā′chər, nō-mĕn′klə-)
n.
1. A system of names used in an art or science: the nomenclature of mineralogy.
2. The system or procedure of assigning names to groups of organisms as part of a taxonomic classification: the rules of nomenclature in botany.

[Latin nōmenclātūra, from nōmenclātor, nomenclator; see nomenclator.]

no′men·cla′tur·al adj.

nomenclature

(nəʊˈmɛnklətʃə; US ˈnəʊmənˌkleɪtʃər)
n
the terminology used in a particular science, art, activity, etc
[C17: from Latin nōmenclātūra list of names; see nomenclator]

no•men•cla•ture

(ˈnoʊ mənˌkleɪ tʃər, noʊˈmɛn klə tʃər, -ˌtʃʊər)

n.
1. a set or system of names or terms, as those of a particular science or art.
2. the names or terms comprising a set or system.
[1600–10; < Latin nōmenclātūra a calling by name]
no`men•cla′tur•al, adj.

nomenclature

1. a system of names used in the classification of an art or science or other field or subject.
2. a naming system peculiar to a social group. See also books.
See also: Classification
1. a system of names used in the classification of an art or science or other field or subject.
2. a naming system peculiar to a social group. See also books; classification; language; nature.
See also: Names
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nomenclature - a system of words used to name things in a particular disciplinenomenclature - a system of words used to name things in a particular discipline; "legal terminology"; "biological nomenclature"; "the language of sociology"
word - a unit of language that native speakers can identify; "words are the blocks from which sentences are made"; "he hardly said ten words all morning"
markup language - a set of symbols and rules for their use when doing a markup of a document
toponomy, toponymy - the nomenclature of regional anatomy

nomenclature

noun terminology, vocabulary, classification, taxonomy, phraseology, codification, locution We owe the modern system of lunar nomenclature to an Italian astronomer.
Translations
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nomenclature

[nəʊˈmenklətʃəʳ] Nnomenclatura f

nomenclature

nNomenklatur f

nomenclature

[nəʊˈmɛnklətʃəʳ] n (frm) → nomenclatura

no·men·cla·ture

n. nomenclatura, terminología.
References in classic literature ?
Then, changing his language, he continued, adhering to the imperfect nomenclature of his provincial instructors.
In connexion with this appellative of Whalebone whales , it is of great importance to mention, that however such a nomenclature may be convenient in facilitating allusions to some kind of whales, yet it is in vain to attempt a clear classification of the Leviathan, founded upon either his baleen, or hump, or fin, or teeth; notwithstanding that those marked parts or features very obviously seem better adapted to afford the basis for a regular system of Cetology than any other detached bodily distinctions, which the whale, in his kinds, presents.
The emperor was anxious to see that famous temple of the Rotunda, called in ancient times the temple 'of all the gods,' but now-a-days, by a better nomenclature, 'of all the saints,' which is the best preserved building of all those of pagan construction in Rome, and the one which best sustains the reputation of mighty works and magnificence of its founders.
adopting the familiar nomenclature that seemed most to his fancy.
What we call the vertex of the Brain is really its base: and what we call its base is really its vertex: it is simply a question of nomenclature.
Indeed, it is to be wished that the whole of our country could be rescued, as much as possible, from the wretched nomenclature inflicted upon it, by ignorant and vulgar minds; and thismight be done, in a great degree, by restoring the Indian names, wherever significant and euphonious.
The only practical advice I can suggest," said Fisher, thoughtfully, "is a little research into local topography and nomenclature.
We procured the services of a gentleman experienced in the nomenclature of the American bar, and moved upon the works of one of these impostors.
They asked him why he had not come on the previous Sunday, and he told them he had been ill; they wanted to know what was the matter with him; and Philip, to amuse them, suggested a mysterious ailment, the name of which, double-barrelled and barbarous with its mixture of Greek and Latin (medical nomenclature bristled with such), made them shriek with delight.
It was very little, but enough to make him appear to her a Porson or Bentley, and to put him at his ease with botanical nomenclature.
Under any other name than "pleasure" the society of Messieurs Bambridge and Horrock must certainly have been regarded as monotonous; and to arrive with them at Houndsley on a drizzling afternoon, to get down at the Red Lion in a street shaded with coal-dust, and dine in a room furnished with a dirt-enamelled map of the county, a bad portrait of an anonymous horse in a stable, His Majesty George the Fourth with legs and cravat, and various leaden spittoons, might have seemed a hard business, but for the sustaining power of nomenclature which determined that the pursuit of these things was "gay.
The newcomer accepted the burden of his altered nomenclature and took up the letter.

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