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Definitions for taxonomy
tækˈsɒn ə mitax·on·o·my
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a classification of organisms into groups based on similarities of structure or origin etc
(biology) study of the general principles of scientific classification
practice of classifying plants and animals according to their presumed natural relationships
The science of finding, describing, classifying and naming organisms.
The classification in a hierarchical system.
Etymology: From taxonomie.
that division of the natural sciences which treats of the classification of animals and plants; the laws or principles of classification
Taxonomy is the academic discipline of defining groups of biological organisms on the basis of shared characteristics and giving names to those groups. Each group is given a rank and groups of a given rank can be aggregated to form a super group of higher rank and thus create a hierarchical classification. The groups created through this process are referred to as taxa. An example of a modern classification is the one published in 2009 by the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group for all living flowering plant families. Carolus Linnaeus, the Swedish botanist is regarded as the father of modern taxonomy.
The numerical value of taxonomy in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of taxonomy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of taxonomy in a Sentence
The new species managed to evade discovery for nearly three centuries by ‘hiding’ in a messy history of sunfish taxonomy, partially because they are so difficult to preserve and study, even for natural history museums, that is why we named it Mola tecta (the Hoodwinker Sunfish), derived from the Latin tectus, meaning disguised or hidden.
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- تصنيف, علم التصنيفArabic
- taxonomiaCatalan, Valencian
- ταξινόμηση, ταξινομίαGreek
- taxonómia, rendszertan, osztályozásHungarian
- կարգաբանություն, տաքսոնոմիա, կարգաբաշխությունArmenian
- 分類, 分類学, 分類法Japanese
- taksonomi, kaji urutanMalay
- taxonomie, ierarhică clasificareRomanian
- таксономия, систематика, классификацияRussian
- sistemàtika, taksonòmijaSerbo-Croatian
- systematik, taxonomiSwedish
- sınıflandırma, taksonomiTurkish
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