[taksˈɒnəmɪ], [taksˈɒnəmɪ], [t_a_k_s_ˈɒ_n_ə_m_ɪ]

Definitions of taxonomy:

  1.   ( biology) study of the general principles of scientific classification
  2.   The science of classification, taxology.
  3.   practice of classifying plants and animals according to their presumed natural relationships
  4.   That division of the natural sciences which treats of the classification of animals and plants; the laws or principles of classification.
  5.   The classification of animals and plants; a branch of biology.
  6.   The laws of classification as applied to Natural History.
  7.   a classification of organisms into groups based on similarities of structure or origin etc
  8.   The systematic arrangement of entities in any field into categories classes based on common characteristics such as properties, morphology, subject matter, etc.
  9.   That department of natural history which treats of the laws and principles of classification; classification.

Quotes for taxonomy:

  1. I have worked really hard to defy categorization, to break down a taxonomy whenever it comes my way. – Rick Moody

Usage examples for taxonomy:

  1. “ " Taxonomy does not appear to me so dreadful a word as it does to Veblen. ” – The Value of Money by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  2. “ I have said that dynamic factors tend to come under the rules of static taxonomy to the extent that they become more accurately understood. ” – The Value of Money by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  3. As things are better understood, the mind seeks system, taxonomy quantitative measurement. ” – The Value of Money by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  4. In the nineteenth century the freshwater polyp became a favourite object of biological observation and was watched and examined by a host of observers, among the more noteworthy of whom were Kleinenberg, Nussbaum, and Brauer, who has since the beginning of the present century made an important contribution to the taxonomy of the genus. ” – Freshwater Sponges, Hydroids & Polyzoa by Nelson Annandale
  5. “ To which is added the Principles of Taxonomy and Phytography, and a Glossary of Botanical Terms. ” – Disease in Plants by H. Marshall Ward
  6. The morphological phenomena which find their application in taxonomy belong exclusively to phylogeny. ” – A Mechanico-Physiological Theory of Organic Evolution by Carl Von Nägeli