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tax·on·o·my

 (tăk-sŏn′ə-mē)
n. pl. tax·on·o·mies
1. The classification and naming of organisms in an ordered system that is intended to indicate natural relationships, especially evolutionary relationships.
2. The science, laws, or principles of classification.
3. An ordered arrangement of groups or categories: a taxonomy of literary genres.

[French taxonomie : Greek taxis, arrangement; see taxis + -nomie, method (from Greek -nomiā; see -nomy).]

tax·on′o·mist n.

taxonomy

(tækˈsɒnəmɪ)
n
1. (Biology)
a. the branch of biology concerned with the classification of organisms into groups based on similarities of structure, origin, etc
b. the practice of arranging organisms in this way
2. the science or practice of classification
[C19: from French taxonomie, from Greek taxis order + -nomy]
taxonomic, ˌtaxoˈnomical adj
ˌtaxoˈnomically adv
taxˈonomist, taxˈonomer n

tax•on•o•my

(tækˈsɒn ə mi)

n.
1. the science or technique of classification.
2. the science dealing with the description, identification, naming, and classification of organisms.
3. any classification, esp. the systematic classification of organisms into hierarchical groups or taxa.
[1805–15; < French taxonomie < Greek táx(is) arrangement (see taxis1) + French -onomie (see -o-, -nomy)]
tax`o•nom′ic (-səˈnɒm ɪk) tax`o•nom′i•cal, adj.
tax`o•nom′i•cal•ly, adv.
tax•on′o•mist, n.
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tax·on·o·my

(tăk-sŏn′ə-mē)
The scientific classification of organisms into specially named groups based on shared characteristics and natural relationships.

taxonomy, taxology

1. the technique or science of classification.
2. the scientific identification, naming, and classification of living things. Also called systematics. — taxonomist, n. — taxonomie, taxonomical, adj.
See also: Classification
a system of naming things, as plants or animals. — taxonomist, n.taxonomie, adj.
See also: Zoology

taxonomy

Classification of organisms.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.taxonomy - a classification of organisms into groups based on similarities of structure or origin etc
hierarchy - a series of ordered groupings of people or things within a system; "put honesty first in her hierarchy of values"
2.taxonomy - (biology) study of the general principles of scientific classification
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
systematics - the science of systematic classification
cladistic analysis, cladistics - a system of biological taxonomy based on the quantitative analysis of comparative data and used to reconstruct cladograms summarizing the (assumed) phylogenetic relations and evolutionary history of groups of organisms
3.taxonomy - practice of classifying plants and animals according to their presumed natural relationships
classification, compartmentalisation, compartmentalization, assortment, categorisation, categorization - the act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type
Translations
taxonomie
sistematikataksonomija
osztályozásrendszertantaxonómia
分類学分類法
taksonomia

taxonomy

[tækˈsɒnəmɪ] Ntaxonomía f

taxonomy

[tækˈsɒnəmi] ntaxinomie f, taxonomie f

taxonomy

nTaxonomie f

taxonomy

[tækˈsɒnəmɪ] ntassonomia
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