As nouns the difference between taxonomy and leftover
is that taxonomy
is the science or the technique used to make a classification while leftover
is something left behind; an excess or remainder.
As an adjective leftover is
remaining; left behind; extra; in reserve.
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.
* alpha taxonomy
* folk taxonomy
* scientific taxonomy
* left over, left-over
Remaining; left behind; extra; in reserve.
(chiefly, in the plural, usually, of food) Remaining after a meal is complete or eaten for a later meal or snack.
- Do you want some of the leftover supplies from the event?
- I have some leftover spaghetti in the fridge, so I don't plan to cook tonight.
- Not leftovers again.
* When used after a verb (as part of a predicate phrase), use two separate words:
*: I can walk for miles and still have energy left over.
Something left behind; an excess or remainder.
- It's a leftover from yesterday, but it's still perfectly good.
- The entire wheel of cheese is a leftover from the party.