Taxonomy

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Taxonomy may refer to:

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  • Taxonomy (general), the practice and science (study) of classification of things or concepts, including the principles that underlie such classification
  • Taxonomy (biology), a field of science that encompasses the description, identification, nomenclature, and classification of organisms
    • Biological classification, based on characteristics derived from shared descent from common ancestors
    • Alpha taxonomy, the description and basic classification of new species, subspecies, and other taxa
    • Linnaean taxonomy, Carl von Linne's original classification scheme
    • Evolutionary taxonomy, traditional post-Darwinian hierarchical biological classification
    • Phenetics, a system for ordering species based on mathematical similarities
    • Phylogenetics, based on characteristics derived from shared descent from common ancestors
  • Chemical classification, the basal taxonomy of chemical compounds
  • Folk taxonomy, the way people describe and organize their natural surroundings

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