taxonomy

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noun tax·on·o·my \tak-ˈsä-nə-mē\

Definition of taxonomy

  1. 1 :  the study of the general principles of scientific classification :  systematics

  2. 2 :  classification; especially :  orderly classification of plants and animals according to their presumed natural relationships

taxonomic

play \ˌtak-sə-ˈnä-mik\ less commonly

taxonomical

play \-mi-kəl\ adjective

taxonomically

play \-mi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

taxonomist

play \tak-ˈsä-nə-mist\ noun

Examples of taxonomy in a sentence

  1. the taxonomies of various plant groups

Origin and Etymology of taxonomy

French taxonomie, from tax- + -nomie -nomy


First Known Use: circa 1828


TAXONOMY Defined for English Language Learners

taxonomy

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noun tax·on·o·my \tak-ˈsä-nə-mē\

Definition of taxonomy for English Language Learners

  • : the process or system of describing the way in which different living things are related by putting them in groups


TAXONOMY Defined for Kids

taxonomy

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noun tax·on·o·my \tak-ˈsä-nə-mē\

Definition of taxonomy for Students

  1. :  classification of living things (as plants and animals) using a system that is usually based on natural relationships


Medical Dictionary

taxonomy

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noun tax·on·o·my \tak-ˈsän-ə-mē\

Medical Definition of taxonomy

plural

taxonomies

  1. 1:  the study of the general principles of scientific classification :  systematics

  2. 2:  orderly classification of plants and animals according to their presumed natural relationships


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