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

  • adj. Of or relating to taxonomy: a taxonomic designation.

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  • adj. Of, or relating to taxonomy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, or involving, taxonomy, or the laws and principles of classification; classificatory.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to taxonomy; classificatory; systematic or methodical, as an arrangement of objects of natural history in order: as, taxonomic views; the taxonomic rank of a group.

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

  • adj. of or relating to taxonomy


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From taxonomy +‎ -ic.


  • Pffft. Everybody knows the real fame is in taxonomic designations.

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  • An expedition in the early 1950s gathered much information, mainly taxonomic, which is available in a series of publications.

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  • The first, usually called taxonomic inference, is the most simple.

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  • He possessed what scientists call the taxonomic eye, an inherent capacity to detect variation at a glance.

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  • The database also has an improved system for making sure that information such as taxonomic names and DNA sequence IDs match those found in other sources. - latest science and technology news stories

  • Adults 'concepts fall into a wide variety of abstract representations, such as taxonomic hierarchies, kinship systems, and legal definitions.

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  • The DSM Eating Disorder Work Group is engaged in a kind of taxonomic spring-cleaning feng shui as it's trying to clear out some overflowing clutter from the so-called NOS (Not Otherwise Specified) category - which, for all intents and purposes, serves as a diagnostic waste basket.

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  • The situation, though, is not hopeless, as American religion can be usefully analyzed using a taxonomic system that, to paraphrase Albert Einstein, is as simple as possible, but no simpler.

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  • ‘Classified’: artists, like everyone else, enjoy messing around with the taxonomic systems of organisation that characterise post-Enlightenment knowledge.

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  • It can be distinguished from other taxonomic systems, such as phenetics, by its focus on evolutionary relationships; while other systems usually use morphological similarities to group similar species into genera, families and other higher level classification, cladistics tries to construct a tree representing the ancestry of organisms and species.

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