Nomenclature FAQs:


Q: Is nomenclature a system of names or terms?

A: Yes, or the rules for forming these terms in a particular field of arts or sciences.

Q: Is nomenclature a system of naming chemical compounds and for describing the science of chemistry in general?

A: Yes.

Q: Was nomenclature rapidly adopted after the publication of his Species Plantarum and Systema Naturae in 1753 and 1758 respectively?

A: Yes, and it was a long time before there was international consensus concerning the more general rules governing biological nomenclature.

Q: Is nomenclature derived from this simple and practical way of constructing common names - but with the use of Latin as a universal language?

A: Yes.

Q: Is nomenclature the system of assignment of names given to organic compounds?

A: Yes.

Q: Is nomenclature derived from the Latin nomen - name, and calare - to call?

A: Yes, the Latin term nomenclatura refers to a list of names, as does the word nomenclator which can also indicate a provider or announcer of names.

Q: Is nomenclature regarded as a part of taxonomy?

A: Yes.

Q: Is nomenclature not readily clear: onomastics is an unfamiliar discipline to most people and the use of nomenclature in an academic sense is also not commonly known?

A: Yes.