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Meaning of TAXONOMY

Pronunciation:  tak'sânumee

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

TAXONOMY is a 8 letter word that starts with T.


 See Also: assortment, categorisation, categorization, cladistics, classification, compartmentalisation, compartmentalization, hierarchy, systematics



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Tax*on"o*my\ (-m[y^]), n. [Gr. ta`xis an arrangement,
order + no`mos a law.]
That division of the natural sciences which treats of the
classification of animals and plants; the laws or principles
of classification.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The theories and techniques of naming, describing, and classifying organisms. The taxonomic hierarchy is, from top to bottom: kingdom, phylum (for animals) or division (for plants and fungi), class, order, family, genus, species.
 Definition: the theory of classification.