from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The science of systematic classification.
- n. A system of classification, as biosystematics.
- n. Biology The systematic classification of organisms and the evolutionary relationships among them; taxonomy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The science of systematic classification, especially of organisms. Depending on context this may be the same as taxonomy or distinct. In the latter case systematics will be taken to mean the research into the relationships of organisms, while taxonomy will involve itself in the recognition and the naming of taxa.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The principles and practice of classification; the study of system, or the formation of any system; systematology; taxonomy. See system, 11.
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- n. the science of systematic classification
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