Associations to the word «Taxonomy»

Wiktionary

TAXONOMY, noun. The science or the technique used to make a classification.
TAXONOMY, noun. A classification; especially, a classification in a hierarchical system.
TAXONOMY, noun. (taxonomy) (uncountable) The science of finding, describing, classifying and naming organisms.

Dictionary definition

TAXONOMY, noun. A classification of organisms into groups based on similarities of structure or origin etc.
TAXONOMY, noun. (biology) study of the general principles of scientific classification.
TAXONOMY, noun. Practice of classifying plants and animals according to their presumed natural relationships.

Wise words

We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.
John Locke