[ US /ˌtækˈsɔnəˌmi/ ]
[ UK /tæksˈɒnəmi/ ]
  1. (biology) study of the general principles of scientific classification
  2. a classification of organisms into groups based on similarities of structure or origin etc
  3. practice of classifying plants and animals according to their presumed natural relationships
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How To Use taxonomy In A Sentence

  • A herbarium is a collection of dried, generally mounted, plant specimens used for a number of purposes, including documenting the taxonomy of a species or like a library that contains a collection of books for reading or useful materials for common use.
  • To discuss all the varieties would require a complete taxonomy of possible metaethical positions. Boys in White Suits
  • She wants the folks to re-embrace folk taxonomy, to go out into nature and name things for themselves. The Times Literary Supplement
  • Coauthor James E. Lloyd, perhaps the foremost expert on firefly taxonomy in the world, is a professor of entomology and nematology at the University of Florida in Gainesville.
  • Nowadays, they can't set a stilettoed foot out of the door without having their entire outfit subjected to a rigorous taxonomy. Christina Patterson: Lessons in Modern Womanhood from the World and His Wife
  • Leaf morphology has been quantified and treated mathematically in various contexts, including taxonomy, differential growth and allometry, leaf area estimation and the branching and development of veins.
  • Meanwhile, I've been playing around discovering a fascinating account of 19th century ornithological controversy over the taxonomy of the piping plover in the archival dust of Early Canadiana Online see my entry at The Plover Warden Diaries, reading about how it is that failure in the American quest for placelessness made the Monadnock Region what it is today, and cruising the web discovering the Greatest Software Ever Written. The quest for placelessness
  • Define a product taxonomy that classifies products into coarse-grained classes and sub-classes.
  • Notably absent from this conventional taxonomy, however, is kinesthesia, our sensory awareness of the position and movement of the body.
  • Aspects of the ecology, taxonomy and chorology of the floras of Africa and Madagascar. Northern Zanzibar-Inhambane coastal forest mosaic
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