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Topic: HARD SCIENCE

Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: nomenclatura 'calling by name, list of names', from nomen ( NOMINAL) + calatus 'called'

nomenclature

noun
     
no‧men‧cla‧ture [uncountable] formal
H a system of naming things, especially in science
nomenclature of
the nomenclature of science
zoological nomenclature
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