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Nomenclature is a word that has been in use since Ancient Rome, though the meaning has changed slightly. We will examine the definition of the word nomenclature, where it came from and some examples of its use in sentences.

Nomenclature is a system of naming things, or a set of symbols.  Nomenclature is usually particular to a certain discipline, art or science. Nomenclature also involves the rules for applying names or terms in a particular field. The word nomenclature is derived from the Latin word nomenclatura, which means calling names. In Ancient Rome, a nomenclator was a servant who announced visitors. In the early 1600s the word nomenclature came into use to mean a list of names, within thirty years it came to mean a system of naming things.


Amidst the clamour for the formation of the Cauvery Management Board (CMB), BJP State president Tamilisai Soundararajan on Saturday said the nomenclature of the panel did not matter, but maintained that the directions of the Supreme Court would be adhered to. (The Hindu)

Bengaluru district election officials on Friday said either the address or other nomenclature of over 500 polling stations in the city will change for the assembly polls and asked voters to crosscheck details on the Election Commission website (ceokarnataka. (The Times of India)

To bring clarity to the sea star disease problem, the scientists propose a new, broad nomenclature in a study published in Frontiers in Marine Science. (Science Daily)

Ensign said the Perfection in Nomenclature award is particularly difficult to achieve as each plant needs to be numbered correctly and include the exact spelling of the plants’ names. (The San Diego Union-Tribune)