• WordNet 3.6
    • n taxonomy practice of classifying plants and animals according to their presumed natural relationships
    • n taxonomy (biology) study of the general principles of scientific classification
    • n taxonomy a classification of organisms into groups based on similarities of structure or origin etc
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Taxonomy A systematic arrangement of objects or concepts showing the relations between them, especially one including a hierarchical arrangement of types in which categories of objects are classified as subtypes of more abstract categories, starting from one or a small number of top categories, and descending to more specific types through an arbitrary number of levels. An ontology usually contains a taxonomy as one of the important principles of organization.
    • Taxonomy That division of the natural sciences which treats of the classification of animals and plants, primarily by consideration of their natural relationships with respect to their structure or genetic origin; the laws or principles of classification; systematics.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n taxonomy The laws and principles of taxology, or their application to the classifying of objects of natural history; that department of science which treats of classification; the practice of classifying according to certain principles.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Taxonomy the laws and principles of taxology or orderly classification, also their application to natural history
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. ta`xis an arrangement, order + no`mos a law
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr.,—tassein, to arrange.


In literature:

Taxonomy and distribution of some American shrews.
"Mammals of Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado" by Sydney Anderson
The taxonomy of this genus is of the most difficult.
"The North American Slime-Moulds" by Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride
A review of the taxonomy of these populations is beyond the scope of this paper.
"The Systematics of the Frogs of the Hyla Rubra Group in Middle America" by Juan R. León
The morphological phenomena which find their application in taxonomy, belong exclusively to phylogeny.
"A Mechanico-Physiological Theory of Organic Evolution" by Carl Von Nägeli
Taxonomy and distribution of some American shrews.
"The Amphibians and Reptiles of Michoacán, México" by William E. Duellman
References to works dealing with the taxonomy and geographical distribution of scorpions are given at the end of this article (28).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3" by Various
The taxonomy of the Muscoidean flies.
"Handbook of Medical Entomology" by William Albert Riley
As things are better understood, the mind seeks system, taxonomy, quantitative measurement.
"The Value of Money" by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
Problemes de cytologie comparee et de taxonomie chez les Microtinae.
"The Baculum in Microtine Rodents" by Sydney Anderson
But his advance to an unteleological taxonomy none the less changes the scope and aim of his theoretical discussion.
"The Place of Science in Modern Civilisation and Other Essays" by Thorstein Veblen

In news:

In the taxonomy of English writing, E.M.
Rather, the site uses a "proprietary taxonomy" system of classification, including fixed fields of marketable skills for candidates and desired abilities for companies to find the best matches available.
On the fitness of microbial taxonomy p514.
So what are the best methods for getting your tag taxonomy in order.
Unemployment-rate trutherism: A taxonomy .
Untangling the Hybrid Taxonomy .
A taxonomy of our local loaves, from the iconic to the exotic.
A species taxonomy , courtesy of Matt Mogk, founder, Zombie Research Society.
What It Takes To Become A Scholar: helping students scale the taxonomy .
Creating a Taxonomy of News Partnerships.
Untangling the Hybrid Taxonomy.
Convera's Taxonomy Workbench to Help with E-Government Act Compliance.
Here is our semi-scientific taxonomy of school pickup behaviors and what the pros think they mean.
Putting Bloom 's Taxonomy to Rest.
A Taxonomy of Animal Attack Films.

In science:

Position based routing algorithms for ad hoc networks: A taxonomy.
Memoryless Routing in Convex Subdivisions: Random Walks are Optimal
The main issue to be addressed in this step is the irregular structures of the taxonomies provided by existing knowledge resources.
Building conceptual spaces for exploring and linking biomedical resources
Research Report FTW-TR-2005-024. Venugopal, S., Buyya, R., Ramamohanarao, K., 2006. A Taxonomy of Data Grids for Distributed Data Sharing, Management and Processing.
An Architectural Design for Brokered Collaborative Content Delivery System
Interested readers can find a more comprehensive taxonomy of green metrics in .
Green Cellular Networks: A Survey, Some Research Issues and Challenges
Reverse engineering and design recovery: A taxonomy.
Open Data: Reverse Engineering and Maintenance Perspective