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1. taxonomy

noun. practice of classifying plants and animals according to their presumed natural relationships.

Synonyms

  • classification
  • categorisation
  • compartmentalization
  • categorization
  • assortment

Etymology

  • taxonomie (French)

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2. taxonomy

noun. (biology) study of the general principles of scientific classification.

Synonyms

  • systematics
  • cladistics

Etymology

  • taxonomie (French)

3. taxonomy

noun. a classification of organisms into groups based on similarities of structure or origin etc.

Etymology

  • taxonomie (French)

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1. Noun, singular or mass
Soil surveys are a county by county assessment of soil taxonomy, fertility and use on any given acre of land.

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