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Definition of "nomenclature" []

  • A system of names used in an art or science: the nomenclature of mineralogy. (noun)
  • The procedure of assigning names to the kinds and groups of organisms listed in a taxonomic classification: the rules of nomenclature in botany. (noun)
  • The terminology used in a particular science, art, activity, etc (noun)

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Use "nomenclature" in a sentence
  • "Does anyone believe that changing the nomenclature is going to change the result?"
  • "On the whole, the nomenclature is pretty straightforward."
  • "Why throw in nomenclature about triples and predicates and flavors?"