taxonym +‎ -y, from taxo- +‎ -onym


taxonymy (uncountable)

  1. The relationship of a taxonym to its corresponding hypernym.
    • 2004, William Croft & ‎D. Alan Cruse, Cognitive Linguistics, →ISBN, page 150:
      According to the approach to word meaning adopted here, both the core of a category and the relation of taxonymy should in principle be construals, subject to contextual constraints.
    • 2013, R. Green, ‎C.A. Bean, & ‎Sung Hyon Myaeng, The Semantics of Relationships: An Interdisciplinary Perspective, →ISBN, page 15:
      The proposal in connection with taxonymy is that a taxonym must (a) further specify a highlighted feature of the hypernym and (b) must similarly highlight it.
    • 2015, Žižka, Modern Computational Models of Semantic Discovery in Natural Language, →ISBN, page 57:
      Finally, the linguistic expression A kind/type of used as a diagnostic test in the taxonymy relation is treated by Wierzbicka (1996) as a lexical expression of semantic primitives for representing taxonomy.

Usage notesEdit

Not to be confused with taxonomy.