Nomenclature vs Designation - What's the difference?

nomenclature | designation |


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?

nomenclature

Noun

  • (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.
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  • 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.

    Synonyms

    * terminology

    Derived terms

    * zoological nomenclature

    See also

    * taxonomy

    designation

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • 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.