Taxonomy vs Foobar - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between taxonomy and foobar

is that taxonomy is the science or the technique used to make a classification while foobar is (slang) a serious mistake.

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

    foobar

    English

    (wikipedia foobar)

    Noun

    (-)
  • (slang) A serious mistake.
  • (computing) A metasyntactic variable name, a place holder for words; compare foo, bar.