Adjective "taxonomical" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/taksəˈnɒmɪk//-səˈnɒmɪk(ə)l/

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Definitions and examples

adjective

Concerned with the classification of things, especially organisms.
  1. 'extensive taxonomic sampling'
  2. 'Genetic engineering has introduced a novel ability to move genes across very different taxonomic groups and accelerated the rate of evolutionary change.'
  3. 'During the most recent mass extinction, 65 million years ago, 17 per cent of all the taxonomic families of life were lost, including the dinosaurs.'

Definitions

1. the science or technique of classification.

2. a classification into ordered categories: a proposed taxonomy of educational objectives.

3. Biology. the science dealing with the description, identification, naming, and classification of organisms.

More examples(as adjective)

"classifications can be taxonomical."

Origin

(taxonomy)