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One who assigns names, as in scientific classification.

[Latin nōmenclātor, a slave who accompanied his master to tell him the names of people he met, variant of nōmenculātor : nōmen, name; see nō̆-men- in Indo-European roots + calātor, servant, crier (from calāre, to call; see kelə- in Indo-European roots).]
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(Professions) a person who invents or assigns names, as in scientific classification
[C16: from Latin, from nōmen name + calāre to call]
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(ˈnoʊ mənˌkleɪ tər)

1. a person who assigns names, as in scientific classification; classifier.
2. Archaic. a person who announces guests by their names.
[1555–65; < Latin nōmenc(u)lātor one who announces names =nōmen name + -culātor, comb. form of calātor a crier (calā(re) to call + -tor -tor)]
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Obsolete, a list or glossary, arranged alphabetically, of the terms or words particular to any art or science or other special field or subject. Also nomenclature. See also classification; names.
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a person who invents or assigns names, as in nomenclature. See also books.
See also: Classification
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