Taxonomic vs Circumscription - What's the difference?

taxonomic | circumscription |

As a adjective taxonomic

is of, or relating to taxonomy.

As a noun circumscription is

the act of circumscribing or the quality of being circumscribed.




  • Of, or relating to taxonomy.
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  • With fresh material, taxonomic conclusions are leavened by recognition that the material examined reflects the site it occupied; a herbarium packet gives one only a small fraction of the data desirable for sound conclusions. Herbarium material does not, indeed, allow one to extrapolate safely: what you see is what you get



    (en noun)
  • the act of circumscribing or the quality of being circumscribed
  • anything that circumscribes or a circumscribed area
  • (taxonomy) the definition of what does and does not belong to a given taxon, from a particular taxonomic viewpoint or taxonomic system.
  • The circumscription in the APG system of the family'' Malvaceae ''includes the former families Bombacaceae, Sterculiaceae and Tiliaceae.
  • An electoral district; used often in texts treating electoral systems in Romance countries.