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nomenclature

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noun no·men·cla·ture \ˈnō-mən-ˌklā-chər also nō-ˈmen-klə-ˌchu̇r, -ˈmeŋ-, -chər, -ˌtyu̇r, -ˌtu̇r\

Simple Definition of nomenclature

  • : a system of names for things especially in science

Full Definition of nomenclature

  1. 1 :  name, designation

  2. 2 :  the act or process or an instance of naming

  3. 3 a :  a system or set of terms or symbols especially in a particular science, discipline, or art b :  an international system of standardized New Latin names used in biology for kinds and groups of kinds of animals and plants

no·men·cla·tur·al play \ˌnō-mən-ˈklāch-rəl, -ˈklā-chə-\ adjective

Examples of nomenclature

  1. the nomenclatures of zoology and chemistry

  2. <the nomenclature, tuxedo, derives from the fact that the jacket first became popular in the resort area of Tuxedo Park, New York>



Origin of nomenclature

Latin nomenclatura assigning of names, from nomen + calatus, past participle of calare


First Known Use: 1610

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Medical Dictionary

nomenclature

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noun no·men·cla·ture \ˈnō-mən-ˌklā-chər also nō-ˈmen-klə-ˌchu̇(ə)r, -ˈmeŋ-, -klə-chər, -klə-ˌt(y)u̇(ə)r\

Medical Definition of nomenclature

  1. :  a system of terms used in a particular science; especially :  an international system of standardized New Latin names used in biology for kinds and groups of kinds of animals and plants—see binomial nomenclature

  2. no·men·cla·tur·al \ˌnō-mən-ˈklāch-(ə-)rəl\play adjective
    no·men·cla·tur·al·ly \-ē\play adverb





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