numerical taxonomy


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numerical taxonomy

n.
The branch of taxonomy that uses mathematical methods to evaluate observable differences and similarities between taxonomic groups.

numer′ical taxon′omy


n.
classification of organisms by a comparison of large numbers of observable characteristics that are given equal value instead of being weighted according to possible evolutionary significance.
[1960–65]
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