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Cairned and Taxonomy Definitions

Cairned

A mound of stones erected as a memorial or marker.

Taxonomy

The classification and naming of organisms in an ordered system that is intended to indicate natural relationships, especially evolutionary relationships.

Cairned

Possessed of a cairn.

Taxonomy

The science, laws, or principles of classification.

Cairned

Piled up, like a cairn.
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Taxonomy

An ordered arrangement of groups or categories
A taxonomy of literary genres.

Cairned

Marked by cairns

Taxonomy

The science or the technique used to make a classification.

Taxonomy

A classification; especially, a classification in a hierarchical system.

Taxonomy

The science of finding, describing, classifying and naming organisms.
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Taxonomy

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.

Taxonomy

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.

Taxonomy

A classification of organisms into groups based on similarities of structure or origin etc

Taxonomy

(biology) study of the general principles of scientific classification

Taxonomy

Practice of classifying plants and animals according to their presumed natural relationships
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