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noun [countable/uncountable]     folksonomy pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    a system of organizing information on a website in which different users add their own words to describe the information they find there so that other users can use these words to find the information. Folksonomy is a combination of the wordsfolk’ and ’taxonomy’..
  2. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    an online classification system in which users add keywords to online content as a way of categorising the information they find there

    Derived from the combination of ‘folk’ (people) and taxonomy (the science of ordering information), folksonomy has become synonymous with social or ‘collaborative tagging’ – a phenomenon of the so-calledsocial web’.

    Submitted by Kerry on 18/03/2016
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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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