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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 tax·on·o·my /tækˈsɑnəmi/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 tax·on·o·my /tækˈsɑnəmɪ/ 名詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology

 分類 分類學

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tax·on·o·my n.
 1. That division of the natural sciences which treats of the classification of animals and plants, primarily by consideration of their natural relationships with respect to their structure or genetic origin; the laws or principles of classification; systematics.
 2. A systematic arrangement of objects or concepts showing the relations between them, especially one including a hierarchical arrangement of types in which categories of objects are classified as subtypes of more abstract categories, starting from one or a small number of top categories, and descending to more specific types through an arbitrary number of levels.  An ontology usually contains a taxonomy as one of the important principles of organization.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a classification of organisms into groups based on
           similarities of structure or origin etc
      2: (biology) study of the general principles of scientific
      3: practice of classifying plants and animals according to
         their presumed natural relationships