Nomenclature definition

nōmən-klāchər, nō-mĕnklə-
The system or set of names used in a specific branch of learning or activity, as in biology for plants and animals, or for the parts of a particular mechanism.
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The system or procedure of assigning names to groups of organisms as part of a taxonomic classification.

The rules of nomenclature in botany.

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The act or a system of naming.
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A system of names used in an art or science.

The nomenclature of mineralogy.

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A system of names used in an art or science.

The nomenclature of mineralogy.

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Nomenclature is defined as a system of names and terms used in a particular field of study or community.

An example of nomenclature is the language of sculpture.

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A set of names or terms.
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A set of rules used for forming the names or terms in a particular field of arts or sciences.
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The system or procedure of assigning names to groups of organisms as part of a taxonomic classification.

The rules of nomenclature in botany.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
nomenclature
Plural:
nomenclatures

Origin of nomenclature

  • Latin nōmenclātūra from nōmenclātor nomenclator nomenclator

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin nomenclatura (“a calling by name, list of names"), from nomen (“name") + calare (“call")

    From Wiktionary