numerical taxonomy definition by Webster's New World
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taxonomic classification into categories or units according to the degree of similarity among individuals and groups, based on numerical analysis of large samples of characteristics that are each given equal value
numerical taxonomy definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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The branch of taxonomy that uses mathematical methods to evaluate observable differences and similarities between taxonomic groups. Also called taximetrics.
numerical taxonomy - Science Definition
A method of taxonomy in which classification is made on the basis of a multivariate analysis of observable differences and similarities between taxonomic groups. Classifications based on numerical taxonomy reflect degrees of similarity rather than evolutionary relationships.