Taxonomy vs Ovaline - What's the difference?
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.
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
In the shape of an oval, or similar to the shape of an oval.
*1862 , "Mr. Axtell", The Atlantic Monthly , volume 10, page 447:
*1994 , Tito Perdue, The New Austerities , p. 33:
- 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.
*2013 , Steve Moody, The Gossamer Intervention , page 272:
- 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.
- 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.