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From Latin nomenclatura (“a calling by name, list of names"), from nomen (“name") + calare (“call")
Latin nōmenclātūra from nōmenclātor nomenclator nomenclator
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
The committee of the Royal Geographical Society settled the existing nomenclature of the three great oceans.
In the time of Alexander the nomenclature was reversed, the right arm being known as Pallacopas.
The first sufficient explorations for cartographical record were made by John Smith in 1614, and his map was long the basis - particularly in its nomenclature - of later maps.
For the rest, as regards the question of nomenclature, Reid everywhere unites common sense and reason, making the former "only another name for one branch or degree of reason."
The nomenclature or " lettering " of maps is a subject deserving special attention.
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