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Taxodium ascendens
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Taxonomy definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

TAXON'OMY, n. [Gr. order, and law.] Classification; a term used by a French author to denote the classification of plants.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a classification of organisms into groups based on similarities of structure or origin etc
2: (biology) study of the general principles of scientific classification
3: practice of classifying plants and animals according to their presumed natural relationships

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: French taxonomie, from tax- + -nomie -nomy Date: circa 1828 1. the study of the general principles of scientific classification ; systematics 2. classification; especially orderly classification of plants and animals according to their presumed natural relationships taxonomic also taxonomical adjective taxonomically adverb taxonomist noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 the science of the classification of living and extinct organisms. 2 the practice of this. Derivatives: taxonomic adj. taxonomical adj. taxonomically adv. taxonomist n. Etymology: F taxonomie (as TAXIS, Gk -nomia distribution)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Taxonomy Tax*on"o*my (-m[y^]), n. [Gr. ta`xis an arrangement, order + no`mos a law.] That division of the natural sciences which treats of the classification of animals and plants; the laws or principles of classification.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(taxonomies) Taxonomy is the process of naming and classifying things such as animals and plants into groups within a larger system, according to their similarities and differences. (TECHNICAL) N-VAR

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