numerical taxonomy

noun

Definition of numerical taxonomy

: taxonomy in which many quantitatively measured characters are given equal weight in the determination of taxa and the construction of diagrams indicating systematic relationships

Other Words from numerical taxonomy

numerical taxonomic adjective
numerical taxonomist noun

First Known Use of numerical taxonomy

1961, in the meaning defined above

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“Numerical taxonomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/numerical%20taxonomy. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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