Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A system of names used in an art or science.
  • noun The system or procedure of assigning names to groups of organisms as part of a taxonomic classification.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A name.
  • noun 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.
  • noun A glossary, vocabulary, or dictionary.
  • noun Synonyms Dictionary, Glossary, etc. See vocabulary.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun 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.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

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