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||in biology, the system of classifying plants and animals by grouping them into categories according to their similarities.
"Phylum" and "class" fall below "kingdom" in the taxonomy of animals.
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||an organization of items into leveled groups and categories.
Grammarians developed a taxonomy of sentence types.
||the science of classification.
||taxonomic (adj.), taxonomically (adv.), taxonomist (n.)