Taxonomy vs Overexaggerate - What's the difference?

taxonomy | overexaggerate |


As a noun taxonomy

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

As a verb overexaggerate is

to exaggerate, to overstate excessively.

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

    overexaggerate

    English

    Verb

    (overexaggerat)
  • To exaggerate, to overstate excessively.
  • "That math test was so hard, nobody could have passed it! I mean, Albert Einstein couldn't have done it! Our professor probably had no idea how to solve those equations! I mean-"
    "I get it, OK? Quit overexaggerating!"

    Usage notes

    As exaggerate'' already denotes excess, ''overexaggerate'' is considered redundant and therefore proscribed by some authorities.2009 , Richard Lederer, Richard Dowis, ''Sleeping Dogs Don't Lay: Practical Advice For The Grammatically Challenged

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