Definition of taxonomy
taxonomicallyplay \-mi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
taxonomistplay \tak-ˈsä-nə-mist\ noun
Examples of taxonomy in a Sentence
the taxonomies of various plant groups
Recent Examples of taxonomy from the Web
While the full taxonomy of drones has become overwhelming to think about, the expansion has come steadily.
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Origin and Etymology of taxonomy
French taxonomie, from tax- + -nomie -nomy
First Known Use: circa 1828See Words from the same year
TAXONOMY Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of taxonomy for Students
: classification of living things (as plants and animals) using a system that is usually based on natural relationships
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