Taxonomy vs Shrinkage - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between taxonomy and shrinkage

is that taxonomy is the science or the technique used to make a classification while shrinkage is the act of shrinking, or the proportion by which something shrinks.

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

    shrinkage

    English

    Noun

  • The act of shrinking, or the proportion by which something shrinks.
  • The loss of merchandise through theft, spoilage, and obsolescence.
  • (slang) The reduction in size of the male genitalia when cold, such as from immersion in cold water.
  • * 1994 Peter Mehlman & Carol Leifer, "The Hamptons," Seinfeld , Season 5, Episode 20 (aired May 12, 1994), Spoken by Jerry Seinfeld (Jerry Seinfeld)
  • Do women know about shrinkage ?
  • * 2006 Steve Gerali, Teenage Guys: Exploring Issues Adolescent Guys Face and Strategies to Help Them, Zondervan, p63
  • This is why guys experience "shrinkage " after they've been swimming.
  • * 2008 Anthony William Brownless, Billy's Book for Blokes, Allen & Unwin
  • That'll get their blood flowing. ... getting the blood flowing coz just the mere thought of jumping into that icy water was starting to get the shrinkage going.
  • * 2010 Fran Capo, Art Zuckerman & Susan Zuckerman, "Polar Bear Clubs," It Happened in New York City: Remarkable Events That Shaped History , Globe Pequot, p51
  • And of course, one of the most important questions of all, especially among male plungers, is, "What about shrinkage ?!"

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