Taxonomy

Taxonomy (general) is the practice and science of classification of things or concepts, including the principles that underlie such classification. It is a so-called Compound (linguistics) of the to Greek words "tatto" τάττω/τάσσω (cf. tactics and tax) and "onomazo" ὀνομάζω (cf. onomatopeia). Thence, taxonomy means "ordering through naming".

Specific taxonomies include:

Natural sciences

  • Taxonomy (biology), a branch of science that encompasses the description, identification, nomenclature, and classification of organisms
  • Meteorology, a branch of science that includes the description, identification, nomenclature, and classification of clouds, precipitation, and photometeors.
  • Folk taxonomy, the way people describe and organize their natural surroundings
  • Nosology, a classification of diseases
  • Soil classification deals with the systematic categorization of soils based on distinguishing characteristics

Computing

Business and economics

Education and academia

Safety

Other taxonomies

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