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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A system of names used in an art or science: the nomenclature of mineralogy.
  • n. The procedure of assigning names to the kinds and groups of organisms listed in a taxonomic classification: the rules of nomenclature in botany.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A name.
  • n. A set of names or terms.
  • n. A set of rules used for forming the names or terms in a particular field of arts or sciences.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A name.
  • n. A vocabulary, dictionary, or glossary.
  • n. The technical names used in any particular branch of science or art, or by any school or individual

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name.
  • n. A system of names; the systematic naming of things; specifically, the names of things in any art or seience, or the whole vocabulary of names or technical terms which are appropriated to any particular branch of science: as, the nomenclature of botany or of chemistry. Compare terminology.
  • n. A glossary, vocabulary, or dictionary.
  • n. Synonyms Dictionary, Glossary, etc. See vocabulary.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a system of words used to name things in a particular discipline

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Latin nōmenclātūra, from nōmenclātor, nomenclator; see nomenclator.

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

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