83. Classification


See also 288. NAMES ; 301. ORDER and DISORDER .

binomial
a name composed of two terms, a generic and a specific. — binomial , adj .
biosystematics
biosystematy. — biosystematic, biosystematical , adj .
biosystematy
the science of the classification of living things. Also called biosystematics . — biosystematic , — biosystematical , adj .
cytotaxonomy
the area of taxonomy that uses cytological structures, as chromosomes, in classifying organisms.
dichotomy
division of material into two parts for the purpose of classification. — dichotomist , n .
methodology
1. the science of method or orderly arrangement and classification.
2. any system created to impose order. See also 250. LOGIC . — methodological , adj .
micrology
the investigation and classification of trivial matters. — micrologist , n. — micrologic, micrological , adj .
museography
the enumeration and description of a museum’s collection. — museographer, museographist , n.
nomenclator
a person who invents or assigns names, as in nomenclature. See also 53. BOOKS .
nomenclature
1. a system of names used in the classification of an art or science or other field or subject.
2. a naming system peculiar to a social group. See also 53. BOOKS .
onym
Biology . a technical name, as one that forms part of a system of nomenclature or classification.
onymy
the application of onyms; classification or systematic nomenclature.
organonymy
the nomenclature of organs. — organonymal, organonymic , adj .
phylum
any of the basic divisions of the plant or animal kingdom.
physiography
the systematic classification and description of nature. See also 178. GEOGRAPHY ; 179. GEOLOGY . — physiographer , n. — physiographic, physiographical , adj .
quinarian
an advocate of the quinary system of animal classification, which regarded all animal groups as being naturally divisible by five. — quinarian, quinary , adj .
syntypicism
the condition or quality of being of the same type. — syntypic , adj .
systematics
the study of classification and methods of classification. — systematician, systematist , n .
systematism
the practice or act of systematizing.
systematology
the study or science of systematizing.
tautonym
a botanical or zoological name in which the two terms, the generic name and the specific, are the same (a practice no longer approved by the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature). — tautonymic, tautonymous , adj .
taxonomy, taxology
1. the technique or science of classification.
2. the scientific identification, naming, and classification of living things. Also called systematics . — taxonomist , n. — taxonomie, taxonomical , adj .
terminology
1. the terms of any branch of knowledge, field of activity, etc.
2. the classification of terms associated with a particular field; nomenclature.
3. Rare . the science of classification. — terminologic, terminological , adj .
trichotomy
division into three parts, especially the theological division of man’s nature into the body, the soul, and the spirit. — trichotomic, trichtomous , adj .
trinomialism
the use of three terms or names in the classification of a species, genus, variety, etc. — trinomial , adj .
trionym
a trinomial or name composed of three terms.
typocosmy
Rare . a universal system of nomenclature or classification.
zootaxy
zoological classification; the scientific classification of animals.

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