Taxonomy vs Autodefenestration - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between taxonomy and autodefenestration

is that taxonomy is the science or the technique used to make a classification while autodefenestration is (rare|nonce) the act of hurling oneself from a window.

taxonomy

Noun

(taxonomies)
  • The science or the technique used to make a classification.
  • A classification; especially , a classification in a hierarchical system.
  • (taxonomy, uncountable) The science of finding, describing, classifying and naming organisms.
  • Synonyms

    * alpha taxonomy

    Derived terms

    * folk taxonomy * scientific taxonomy

    See also

    * classification * rank * taxon * domain * kingdom * subkingdom * superphylum * phylum * subphylum * class * subclass * infraclass * superorder * order * suborder * infraorder * parvorder * superfamily * family * subfamily * genus * species * subspecies * superregnum * regnum * subregnum * superphylum * phylum * subphylum * classis * subclassis * infraclassis * superordo * ordo * subordo * infraordo * taxon * superfamilia * familia * subfamilia * ontology

    autodefenestration

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • (rare, nonce) The act of hurling oneself from a window.
  • * 1986 , Rich Relations'' (in ''New York Magazine , volume 19, number 18)
  • She climbs out on a window ledge and threatens autodefenestration if the marriage isn't contracted, and is soon joined on the ledge by Jill.
  • * 2002 , Ian Lauchlan, Russian hide-and-seek: the tsarist secret police in St. Petersburg, 1906-1914?
  • Ipana, a leading practitioner of feline-autodefenestration , also helped, I think.
  • * 1995 , Denis Ashton Warner, Wake me if there's trouble
  • ...Lindesay had the misfortune to fall out of a window, which elicited from the Times a memorable cable, which said simply: 'Cease autodefenestration .'