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taxonomy

tax·on·o·my

taxonomy

 
 
pronunciation:
taek sa n mi
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: 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.
similar words:
classification
definition 2: an organization of items into leveled groups and categories.
Grammarians developed a taxonomy of sentence types.
definition 3: the science of classification.
derivations: taxonomic (adj.), taxonomically (adv.), taxonomist (n.)
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The word taxonomy contains the following parts:
tax, taxo Greek root that means arrangement, order