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taxonomy (n.)

"science of classification," 1819, from French taxonomie (1813), coined irregularly from Greek taxis "arrangement" (see tactics) + -nomia "method" (see -nomy). Related: Taxonomic; taxonomist.

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Definitions of taxonomy from WordNet

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