Taxonomy vs Ovaline - What's the difference?

taxonomy | ovaline |


As a noun taxonomy

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

As an adjective ovaline is

in the shape of an oval, or similar to the shape of an oval.

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

    ovaline

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • In the shape of an oval, or similar to the shape of an oval.
  • *1862 , "Mr. Axtell", The Atlantic Monthly , volume 10, page 447:
  • Obeying the mighty behest, I beheld, and an ovaline picture, painted in the artistry of heaven, let down from the crystalline walls, that I might not see, and held fast by a cord of gold, safe in an angel's keeping, God had sent for me to look upon.
  • *1994 , Tito Perdue, The New Austerities , p. 33:
  • He took two bottles, one of which held an ovaline pill that was faintly pink and bore a label on it with a picture of the moon.
  • *2013 , Steve Moody, The Gossamer Intervention , page 272:
  • Passing the large, ovaline swimming pool with its pretty little wooden bridge that connected the adult swimming and children's splashing areas, they skirted along the sea-side edge of the main hotel and then veered to the right when they came to the croquet lawn.