Taxonomy vs Convalescent - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between taxonomy and convalescent

is that taxonomy is the science or the technique used to make a classification while convalescent is a person recovering from illness.

As an adjective convalescent is

recovering one's health and strength after a period of illness.

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

    convalescent

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Recovering one's health and strength after a period of illness.
  • *
  • *:"Mid-Lent, and the Enemy grins," remarked Selwyn as he started for church with Nina and the children. Austin, knee-deep in a dozen Sunday supplements, refused to stir; poor little Eileen was now convalescent from grippe, but still unsteady on her legs; her maid had taken the grippe, and now moaned all day: "Mon dieu! Mon dieu! Che fais mourir! "
  • Of convalescence or convalescents (see below).
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person recovering from illness.
  • I had been ill in health, but am now a convalescent .