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alpha taxonomy

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alpha taxonomy

  1. (taxonomy) the science of finding, describing, classifying and naming living things.

Usage: a retronym, this is used in those cases where the word taxonomy may be ambiguous:

  • where the word taxonomy is (also) used in the sense of a classification in a hierarchical system.
  • where the word systematics is used in the sense of cladistically evaluating DNA-data only.

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