“Taxonomy is a framework in which elements are defined, and categories are mutually exclusive and collectively exhaustive; …” (Smiraglia 2014a, 4).
“… a taxonomy is an ordered list of terms together with their definitions or other determinant characteristics. … the form and content of any taxonomy is dependent on the epistemology of the domain for which it has been developed. In the generic sense, meaning the assignment of phenomena to specific categories, taxonomy is a form of classification. … taxonomy a highly specific sort of ontology, that arrives along with the definitions of the characteristics of the phenomena involved, and that also includes certain kinds of relationships, such as genus-species, etc.” (51).