Nomenclature vs Nomenclatural - What's the difference?

nomenclature | nomenclatural |

As a noun nomenclature

is (obsolete) a name.

As an adjective nomenclatural is

of or pertaining to nomenclature.

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.
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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.


    * terminology

    Derived terms

    * zoological nomenclature

    See also

    * taxonomy




    (en adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to nomenclature
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  • To the "closet" taxonomist and aficionado of nomenclatural exercises, such emphasis may seem an intrusion.