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Taxonomy may refer to:


  • Taxonomy (biology), a branch of science that encompasses the description, identification, nomenclature, and classification of organisms
    • Alpha taxonomy, the description and basic classification of new species, subspecies, and other taxa
    • Linnaean taxonomy meaning either of:
      • the original classification scheme of Carl Linnaeus
      • rank-based scientific classification as opposed to clade-based classification
    • Evolutionary taxonomy, traditional post-Darwinian hierarchical biological classification
    • Numerical taxonomy, a taxonomic method employing numeric algorithms
    • Phenetics, a system for ordering species based on overall similarities
    • Phylogenetics, based on characteristics derived from shared descent from common ancestors
  • Flynn's taxonomy, a classification of instruction level parallelism methods
  • Soil classification deals with the systematic categorization of soils based on distinguishing characteristics

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  • Taxonomy (general), the practice and science of classification of things or concepts, including the principles that underlie such classification

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