As nouns the difference between nomenclature and designation
is that nomenclature
is (obsolete) a name while designation
is the act of designating; a pointing out or showing; indication.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(obsolete) A name.
A set of names or terms.
A set of rules used for forming the names or terms in a particular field of arts or sciences.
- It is also pertinent to note that the current obvious decline in work on holarctic hepatics most surely reflects a current obsession with cataloging and with nomenclature of the organisms—as divorced from their study as living entities.
* zoological nomenclature
The act of designating; a pointing out or showing; indication.
Selection and appointment for a purpose; allotment; direction.
That which designates; a distinguishing mark or name; distinctive title; appellation.
Use or application; import; intention; signification, as of a word or phrase.