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view main entry for taxonomynoun [uncountable] science  /tækˈsɒnəmi/ 
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British English pronunciation: taxonomyClick to listen to the pronunciation of taxonomy

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  /ˌtæksəˈnɒmɪk/  adjective
British English pronunciation: taxonomicClick to listen to the pronunciation of taxonomic

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