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TAXONOMY

 Dictionary entry overview: What does taxonomy mean? 

TAXONOMY (noun)
  The noun TAXONOMY has 3 senses:

1. a classification of organisms into groups based on similarities of structure or origin etc
2. (biology) study of the general principles of scientific classification
3. practice of classifying plants and animals according to their presumed natural relationships

  Familiarity information: TAXONOMY used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


TAXONOMY (noun)


Sense 1taxonomy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A classification of organisms into groups based on similarities of structure or origin etc

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("taxonomy" is a kind of...):

hierarchy (a series of ordered groupings of people or things within a system)


Sense 2taxonomy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(biology) study of the general principles of scientific classification

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("taxonomy" is a kind of...):

systematics (the science of systematic classification)

Domain category:

biological science; biology (the science that studies living organisms)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "taxonomy"):

cladistic analysis; cladistics (a system of biological taxonomy based on the quantitative analysis of comparative data and used to reconstruct cladograms summarizing the (assumed) phylogenetic relations and evolutionary history of groups of organisms)


Sense 3taxonomy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Practice of classifying plants and animals according to their presumed natural relationships

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("taxonomy" is a kind of...):

assortment; categorisation; categorization; classification; compartmentalisation; compartmentalization (the act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type)


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