nomenclature
noun Etymology: Latin nomenclatura assigning of names, from nomen + calatus, past participle of calare Date: 1610 1. name, designation 2. the act or process or an instance of naming 3. a. a system or set of terms or symbols especially in a particular science, discipline, or art b. an international system of standardized New Latin names used in biology for kinds and groups of kinds of animals and plants • nomenclatural adjective

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  • nomenclature — [ nɔmɑ̃klatyr ] n. f. • 1559; lat. nomenclatura « action d appeler (calare) par le nom (nomen) » 1 ♦ Ensemble des termes employés dans une science, une technique, un art..., méthodiquement classés; méthode de classement de ces termes. ⇒… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Nomenclature — No men*cla ture, n. [L. nomenclatura: cf. F. nomenclature. See {Nomenclator}.] 1. A name. [Obs.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. A vocabulary, dictionary, or glossary. [R.] [1913 Webster] 3. The technical names used in any particular branch of science… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nomenclature — (n.) c.1600, a name, from M.Fr. nomenclature (16c.), from L. nomenclatura calling of names, from nomenclator namer, from nomen name (see NAME (Cf. name) (n.)) + calator caller, crier, from calare call out (see …   Etymology dictionary

  • nomenclature — index call (title), classification, denomination Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • nomenclature — [n] vocabulary classification, codification, glossary, locution, phraseology, taxonomy, terminology; concepts 275,276,683 …   New thesaurus

  • nomenclature — ► NOUN 1) the selecting of names for things in a particular field. 2) a body or system of names. 3) formal the term or terms applied to someone or something. DERIVATIVES nomenclatural adjective. ORIGIN Latin nomenclatura, from nomen name +… …   English terms dictionary

  • nomenclature — [nō′mən klā΄chər; ] also, and chiefly Brit [, nō men′klə chər] n. [L nomenclatura: see NOMENCLATOR] 1. the system or set of names used in a specific branch of learning or activity, as in biology for plants and animals, or for the parts of a… …   English World dictionary

  • Nomenclature — For conventions governing Wikipedia article names, see Wikipedia:Naming conventions, for soviet class, see Nomenklatura. Nomenclature is a term that applies to either a list of names and/or terms, or to the system of principles, procedures and… …   Wikipedia

  • Nomenclature — Une nomenclature désigne une instance de classification (code, tableau, liste, règles d attribution d identité...) faisant autorité et servant de référence à une discipline donnée. Le mot et l idée viennent directement du latin nomenclatura… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • nomenclature — (no man kla tu r ) s. f. 1°   Ensemble des mots d un dictionnaire.    Catalogue de plusieurs mots les plus ordinaires d une langue, pour en faciliter l usage à ceux à qui on l enseigne. 2°   Collection des mots employés pour désigner les… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Nomenclature — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Nomenclature >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 nomenclature nomenclature Sgm: N 1 naming naming &c. >V. Sgm: N 1 nuncupation| nuncupation| nomination baptism Sgm: N 1 orismology orismology Sgm: N 1 …   English dictionary for students

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