Part of speech: noun

A system of names, as used in any art or science.

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Usage examples "nomenclature":

  1. In the year following his death officers were appointed to govern the growing religious communities, called Sosho and Sozu, which in dignity and power corresponded to archbishops and bishops in Christian nomenclature. - "Japan", David Murray.
  2. The formation of these old names is both interesting and, like all Germanic nomenclature, poetic. - "The Romance of Names", Ernest Weekley.
  3. Compositions cast in this shape were, without doubt, originally written for the stage only, and as a consequence their nomenclature of " Act," " Scene," and the like, was drawn directly from the vehicle of representation. - "The Dynasts An Epic-Drama Of The War With Napoleon, In Three Parts, Nineteen Acts, And One Hundred And Thirty Scenes", Thomas Hardy.