nomenclature nomenclature  /ˈnoʊ mən ˌkleɪ tʃər/


  • (n) a system of words used to name things in a particular discipline



  1. Showing throughout no sign of recognizing any other nomenclature, it presaged a general British plump for the Rutherford suggestions.
  2. In accordance with the sometimes bizarre nomenclature of science, the younger creature now gets renamed Ardipithecus ramidus.
  3. In other words, the court is fine with a nomenclature under which some marriages would be separate but equal.


  1. The Forager: Arugula makes most things fabulous

    I much prefer the British Commonwealth name, rocket, to our American nomenclature, arugula. Rocket neatly calls out the fiery bite and tingly mouth sensation of this pretty, peppery green.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Boulder Daily Camera

  2. Rental Reveals: Jupiter 21 Launches 52 Non-$10 Units Into Leasing Orbit

    Let the interplanetary puns commence. Jupiter 21, the new luxury rental building put up by BFC Partners on the site of much beloved East Village dive Mars Bar (see the nomenclature connection?), has officially started leasing. Corcoran has 12...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Curbed New York

  3. VIDEO: The 2014 BMW 4-Series Debuts IN MOTION And With Design Commentary

    Yesterday was the day. The 2014 BMW 4-Series coupe was born. Not only does this mark an all-new nomenclature that will likely become historical for BMW, it also means that the 3-Series finally gets its sportier sibling.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Auto Spies


  1. "Men never change, it's the same old communist nomenclature, the same ideology," Mr Berlusconi said.
    on Apr 11, 2008 By: Silvio Berlusconi Source: The Australian

  2. "We've come almost 180 degrees from a year ago," Raye said, "in terms of the basic, fundamental understanding of the words and nomenclature of the system and trying to get past that point."
    on May 18, 2010 By: Jimmy Raye Source: San Jose Mercury News

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