Taxonomy vs Heavyset - What's the difference?

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As a noun taxonomy

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

As an adjective heavyset is

(of a person) having a large, solid, imposing bodily appearance; overweight.

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

    heavyset

    English

    Alternative forms

    * heavy-set

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (of a person) Having a large, solid, imposing bodily appearance; overweight.
  • * 1989 , " One Bear Of a Soviet Politician," Time , 20 Mar.,
  • No Soviet political figure has been as irreverently outspoken about Soviet life or as ambitious to change it as Boris Yeltsin, 58, a heavyset , 6-ft. 2-in. man from Sverdlovsk in the Ural Mountains.

    Usage notes

    * (term) suggests corpulence, and sometimes a squat appearance, but not extreme obesity.

    Synonyms

    * stocky, stout, thickset