Taxonomy vs Parcel - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between taxonomy and parcel

is that taxonomy is the science or the technique used to make a classification while parcel is a package wrapped for shipment.

As a verb parcel is

to wrap something up into the form of a package.

As an adverb parcel is

(obsolete) part or half; in part; partially.

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

    parcel

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A package wrapped for shipment.
  • :
  • *
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  • An individual consignment of cargo for shipment, regardless of size and form.
  • A division of land bought and sold as a unit.
  • :
  • (lb) A group of birds.
  • An indiscriminate or indefinite number, measure, or quantity; a collection; a group.
  • *(William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
  • *:This youthful parcel / Of noble bachelors stand at my disposing.
  • *1847 , (Herman Melville), (Omoo)
  • *:A parcel of giddy creatures of her own age.
  • A small amount of food that has been wrapped up, for example a pastry.
  • A portion of anything taken separately; a fragment of a whole; a part.
  • :
  • *(John Arbuthnot) (1667-1735)
  • *:two parcels of the white of an egg
  • *(John Addington Symonds) (1840–1893)
  • *:The parcels of the nation adopted different forms of self-government.
  • Synonyms

    * (package wrapped for shipment) package * (division of land bought and sold as a unit) plot

    Derived terms

    * parcel bomb * parcel out * parcel post * parcel together * parcel up * parcellate * parcellation * part and parcel * pass the parcel

    See also

    * lot * allotment

    Verb

  • To wrap something up into the form of a package.
  • To wrap a strip around the end of a rope.
  • Worm and parcel with the lay; turn and serve the other way.
  • To divide and distribute by parts or portions; often with out'' or ''into .
  • * Shakespeare
  • Their woes are parcelled , mine are general.
  • * Dryden
  • These ghostly kings would parcel out my power.
  • * Tennyson
  • the broad woodland parcelled into farms
  • To add a parcel or item to; to itemize.
  • * Shakespeare
  • That mine own servant should / Parcel the sum of my disgraces by / Addition of his envy.

    Adverb

    (-)
  • (obsolete) Part or half; in part; partially.
  • * Sir Walter Scott
  • The worthy dame was parcel -blind.
  • * Tennyson
  • One that was parcel -bearded.

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