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English noun: taxonomy

1. taxonomy (group) a classification of organisms into groups based on similarities of structure or origin etc

Broader (hypernym)hierarchy

2. taxonomy (cognition) (biology) study of the general principles of scientific classification

Broader (hypernym)systematics

Narrower (hyponym)cladistic analysis, cladistics

Domain categorybiological science, biology

3. taxonomy (act) practice of classifying plants and animals according to their presumed natural relationships

Broader (hypernym)assortment, categorisation, categorization, classification, compartmentalisation, compartmentalization

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