Taxonomy vs Carnivalesque - What's the difference?

taxonomy | carnivalesque |


As a noun taxonomy

is the science or the technique used to make a classification.

As an adjective carnivalesque is

resembling a carnival.

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

    carnivalesque

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Resembling a carnival
  • * {{quote-news, 2009, January 16, Austin Considine, A Return to Kitsch Mountain, New York Times citation
  • , passage=Separated by a winding five-mile road but unified in spirit, they embody all that is carnivalesque , yet comfortable, about an old roadside souvenir shop — just supersized. }}