nomenclative

nomenclature

[noh-muhn-kley-cher, noh-men-kluh-cher, -choor]
noun
1.
a set or system of names or terms, as those used in a particular science or art, by an individual or community, etc.
2.
the names or terms comprising a set or system.

Origin:
1600–10; < Latin nōmenclātūra a calling by name, list of names. See nomenclator, -ure

nomenclatural, nomenclatorial [noh-muhn-kluh-tawr-ee-uhl, -tohr-] , nomenclative [noh-muhn-kley-tiv] , adjective
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nomenclature (nəʊˈmɛnklətʃə, US ˈnəʊmənˌkleɪtʃər)
 
n
the terminology used in a particular science, art, activity, etc
 
[C17: from Latin nōmenclātūra list of names; see nomenclator]

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nomenclature
1610, "a name," from Fr. nomenclature, from L. nomenclatura "calling of names," from nomenclator "namer," from nomen "name" + calator "caller, crier," from calare "call out" (see calendar). Nomenclator in Rome was the title of a steward whose job was to announce visitors,
and also of a prompter who helped a stumping politician recall names and pet causes of his constituents. Meaning "list or catalogue of names" first attested 1635; that of "system of naming" is from 1664; sense of "terminology of a science" is from 1789.
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nomenclature no·men·cla·ture (nō'mən-klā'chər, nō-měn'klə-)
n.
A system of names used in a science, as of anatomical structures or biological organisms.

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