Definition of Nomenclature

1. Noun. A system of words used to name things in a particular discipline. "The language of sociology"

Exact synonyms: Language, Terminology
Generic synonyms: Word
Specialized synonyms: Markup Language, Toponomy, Toponymy
Derivative terms: Terminological

Definition of Nomenclature

1. n. A name.

Definition of Nomenclature

1. Noun. (obsolete) A name. ¹

2. Noun. A set of names or terms. ¹

3. Noun. A set of rules used for forming the names or terms in a particular field of arts or sciences. ¹

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Definition of Nomenclature

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Nomenclature

1. The description of new taxa or alterations to the concept of previously described taxa which involve changes in the names of taxa. (09 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nomenclature

nomen ambiguum
nomen dubium
nomen nescio
nomen novum
nomen nudum
nomen rectum
nomen regens
nomenclatural type
nomenclature (current term)
nomifensine maleate
nomina dubia
nomina nova
nomina nuda

Literary usage of Nomenclature

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Primitive Family in Its Origin and Development by Carl Nicolai Starcke (1889)
"Modern and primitive ideas—Descriptive and classifying nomenclatures— Their persistence—Descriptive nomenclature and monogamy—Classifying nomenclature and ..."

2. Botanical Gazette by University of Chicago, JSTOR (Organization) (1896)
"The nomenclature question. Some inconsistencies in plant nomenclature. In a recent unpublished letter a prominent botanist calls attention once more to an ..."

3. The Positive Philosophy of Auguste Comte by Auguste Comte, Harriet Martineau (1875)
"nomenclature in anatomy, in pathology, and especially in zoology: but ... It is not by accident that the chemical nomenclature is alone in its perfection. ..."

4. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1884)
"... nomenclature seems just now to be attracting much attention, not only in this country but abroad, _ especially in England, where a special meeting was ..."

5. The History of the Norman Conquest of England by Edward Augustus Freeman (1876)
"In England proper then the effects of the Norman Conquest on local nomenclature were of no great moment. They answer to its effects on language generally. ..."

6. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1894)
"the state of nomenclature was far from quiet. Anyone who thinks that all was ... When everybody made changes in nomenclature to suit his personal fancy, ..."

7. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1874)
"nomenclature OF DISEASES. nomenclature OF DISEASES. Prepared for the use of the Medical Officers of the United States Marine Hospital Service, ..."

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