the devising or choosing of names for things, especially in a science or other discipline. "the Linnean system of zoological nomenclature"
the body or system of names used in a particular specialist field. plural noun: nomenclatures "the students found it hard to decipher the nomenclature of chemical compounds"
FORMAL the term or terms applied to someone or something. "‘customers’ was preferred to the original nomenclature ‘passengers’"
early 17th century: from French, from Latin nomenclatura, from nomen ‘name’ + clatura ‘calling, summoning’ (from calare ‘to call’).