Taxonomy vs Relay - What's the difference?

taxonomy | relay |

As nouns the difference between taxonomy and relay

is that taxonomy is the science or the technique used to make a classification while relay is .

As a verb relay is

(obsolete|intransitive|hunting) to release a new set of hounds or relay can be .

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



  • 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



    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) , of uncertain origin.


    (en noun)
  • (by extension) A new set of anything.
  • * Charles Dickens, Dombey and Son
  • There is a snaky gleam in her hard grey eye, as of anticipated rounds of buttered toast, relays of hot chops, worryings and quellings of young children, sharp snappings at poor Berry, and all the other delights of her Ogress's castle.
  • A series of vehicles travelling in sequence.
  • (athletics) A track and field discipline where runners take turns in carrying a baton from start to finish. Most common events are 4x100 meter and 4x400 meter competitions.
  • (electronics) An electrical actuator that allows a relatively small electrical voltage or current to control a larger voltage or current.
  • Derived terms
    * relay race


    (en verb)
  • (obsolete, intransitive, hunting) To release a new set of hounds.
  • To pass on or transfer (information).
  • Synonyms
    * (to relay a message) convey

    Etymology 2