taxonomy
1. [ noun ] (biology) study of the general principles of scientific classification
Related terms: systematics cladistics biology
2. [ noun ] a classification of organisms into groups based on similarities of structure or origin etc
Related terms: hierarchy
3. [ noun ] (biology) practice of classifying plants and animals according to their presumed natural relationships
Related terms: categorization
Similar spelling:   taxonomic
  taxonomer
  taxonomist
  taxonomical