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Back-formation from nomenclature.



nomenclate (third-person singular simple present nomenclates, present participle nomenclating, simple past and past participle nomenclated)

  1. (transitive) To assign a name to, especially in accordance with a particular system of nomenclature; to name.
    • 1834, Peter James Begbie, Diptendra M. Banerjee, The Malayan Peninsula: Embracing Its History, Manners and Customs of the Inhabitants, Politics, Natural History, Etc. from Its Earliest Records, page 496:
      Where specimens have appeared to me to be new, I have ventured, although with extreme diffidence, to nomenclate them.
    • 1843, Saint Louis Medical and Surgical Journal, page 340:
      Bleuler and Lehman nomenclate this state as smell and taste photismus.
    • 1845, The Madras Journal of Literature and Science, page 22:
      ... are meant for lions), tigers, antelopes, birds, satyrs and monstrous animals which it would puzzle a naturalist of the present age to nomenclate.
    • 1858, Henry Mills Alden, Harper's New Monthly Magazine, page 379:
      It grows more and more difficult to nomenclate noses as it does to classify character: tables of the length of noses in distinguished men have been collated, and the average fixed at two and five-eighths inches.
    • 2004, Seymour B. Elk, A New Unifying Biparametric Nomenclature that Spans all of Chemistry: The science of incorporating daily over 2,000 new names to a base of over 42 million compounds while still maintaining order, Elsevier, →ISBN, page 9:
      There is a distinction that should be made between the familiar verb "name" versus, what may seem pedantic to the casual user, "nomenclate". The connotation associated with "nomenclate" is one of an existent system in which one assigns some pre-determinable, precise name to a given form.
    • ibid, page 18
      The difference between the perspectives of "organic" chemists (who view all ligands that have replaced a hydrogen atom in the parent compound as comparable and thus would nomenclate the lithium compound as "1-Lithio-", ...
    • 2009, Niranjan Karak, Fundamentals Of Polymers: Raw Materials To Finish Products, PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd., →ISBN, page 6:
      It is very much important as well as essential to nomenclate a newly developed polymer to identify it and to differentiate it from the other.