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
One after another, in order; taking one topic or subject at a time in an order; sequentially.
* 1755 , W. Massey, Corruptae Latinitatis Index , p. 63:
* 1829 , (Thomas Jefferson Randolph), Memoir, Correspondence, and Miscellanies: from the papers of Thomas Jefferson , p. 337:
- Seriatim , I know of no good Authority that this Adverb can claim, though it has got a Place in our Dictionaries, and School-Books.
* 1893 , Medical Record , edited by George F. Shrady, volume 43, page 570:
- That pen should go on, lay bare these wounds of our constitution, expose these decisions seriatim , and arouse, as it is able, the attention of the nation to these bold speculators on its patience.
*2002 , ,The Great Nation , Penguin 2003, p. 242:
*:Despite the seemingly birght start in North America, French forces failed to stop the English from opening up the Saint Lawrence seaway through Louisbourg, which fell in 1758, and French fortresses along the Ohio river passed seriatim into English hands.
*2004 , Jon L. Ericson, Notes and Comments on Robert’s Rules , p.87:
- The author then took up each step seriatim of the technique and after-treatment.
* 2006 , Daniel Yeager, J. L. Austin and the Law: Exculpation and the Explication of Responsibility , p. 42:
*:Children who seriatim decapitate a row of trees or pull the wings off flies hardly do it unintentionally, but they may have no reason or motive
- What does “consider seriatim'” mean? To consider '''seriatim''' means to consider a motion part by part. (Literally, '''''seriatim means in a series, so a motion could be considered by sentence, by paragraph, or by section.)
(chiefly, legal) Point by point; sequential.
- a seriatim review