Taxonomy vs Sunset - What's the difference?

taxonomy | sunset |


As nouns the difference between taxonomy and sunset

is that taxonomy is the science or the technique used to make a classification while sunset is the time of day when the sun disappears below the western horizon.

As a verb sunset is

(business|politics|transitive) to phase out.

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

    sunset

    English

    (wikipedia sunset)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The time of day when the sun disappears below the western horizon.
  • The changes in color of the sky at sunset.
  • (figuratively) The final period of the life of a person or thing.
  • * Campbell
  • 'Tis the sunset of life gives me mystical lore.
    one's sunset years
  • (attributively) Having a set termination date.
  • The tax increase legislation included a sunset clause requiring renewal to prevent the tax increase from expiring.
  • The region where the sun sets; the west.
  • Synonyms

    * (time) dusk, sundown (US), nightfall, twilight * (change in color of the sky at sunset) * (final period of life) end, final act, swansong * last, terminal, twilight

    Antonyms

    * sunrise

    Derived terms

    * sunset shell * sunset years

    See also

    * moonset

    Verb

  • (business, politics, transitive) To phase out.
  • We'll be sunsetting version 1.9 of the software shortly after releasing version 2.0 next quarter.

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