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1. taxonomy

a classification of organisms into groups based on similarities of structure or origin etc

2. taxonomy

(biology) study of the general principles of scientific classification

3. taxonomy

practice of classifying plants and animals according to their presumed natural relationships

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the branch of biology concerned with the classification of organisms into groups based on similarities of structure, origin, etc
the practice of arranging organisms in this way
the science or practice of classification

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nounWord forms: plural taxˈonomies
the science of classification; laws and principles covering the classifying of objects
2.  Biology
a system of arranging animals and plants into natural, related groups based on some factor common to each, as structure, embryology, or biochemistry: the basic taxa now in use are, in descending order from most inclusive, kingdom, phylum (in botany, division), class, order, family, genus, and species

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n. pl. tax·on·o·mies
1. The classification and naming of organisms in an ordered system that is intended to indicate natural relationships, especially evolutionary relationships.
2. The science, laws, or principles of classification.
3. An ordered arrangement of groups or categories: a taxonomy of literary genres.

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