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nomenclature

[noh-muh n-kley-cher, noh-men-kluh-cher, -choo r] /ˈnoʊ mənˌkleɪ tʃər, noʊˈmɛn klə tʃər, -ˌtʃʊər/
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
1600-1610
1600-10; < Latin nōmenclātūra a calling by name, list of names. See nomenclator, -ure
Related forms
nomenclatural, nomenclatorial
[noh-muh n-kluh-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-] /ˌnoʊ mən kləˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-/ (Show IPA),
nomenclative
[noh-muh n-kley-tiv] /ˈnoʊ mənˌkleɪ tɪv/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • Already at that day the two languages were so differentiated that they produced wholly distinct railroad nomenclatures.
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British Dictionary definitions for nomenclatures

nomenclature

/nəʊˈmɛnklətʃə; US ˈnəʊmənˌkleɪtʃər/
noun
1.
the terminology used in a particular science, art, activity, etc
Word Origin
C17: from Latin nōmenclātūra list of names; see nomenclator
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Word Origin and History for nomenclatures

nomenclature

n.

c.1600, "a name," from Middle French nomenclature (16c.), from Latin nomenclatura "calling of names," from nomenclator "namer," from nomen "name" (see name (n.)) + calator "caller, crier," from calare "call out" (see claim (v.)).

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 1630s; that of "system of naming" is from 1660s; sense of "terminology of a science" is from 1789.

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nomenclatures in Medicine

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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