nomenclature

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin nomenclatura (a calling by name, list of names), from nomen (name) + calare (call)

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /nɜʊm.ˈɛn.klə.tjə(ɹ)/

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nomenclature (countable and uncountable, plural nomenclatures)

  1. (obsolete) A name.
  2. A set of names or terms.
  3. A set of rules used for forming the names or terms in a particular field of arts or sciences.
    • 1992, Rudolf M. Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, page ix
      It is also pertinent to note that the current obvious decline in work on holarctic hepatics most surely reflects a current obsession with cataloging and with nomenclature of the organisms—as divorced from their study as living entities.

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nomenclature f

  1. plural form of nomenclatura