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Nomenclature (ˈnəʊmənˌkleɪtʃə/) is a system of names or terms, or the rules for forming these terms in a particular field of arts or sciences. The principles of naming vary from the relatively informal conventions of everyday speech to the internationally agreed principles, rules and recommendations that govern the formation and use of the specialist terms used in scientific and any other disciplines.

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Organizations relating to Nomenclature

International Neology and Terminology Network / Est. 1986
Commission internationale pour la nomenclature cryptogamique
International Committee on Veterinary Embryological Nomenclature / Est. 1965
IUBMB-IUPAC Joint Commission on Biochemical Nomenclature / Est. 1977
Species 2000 / Est. 1996
International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature / Est. 1895
Regulations Regarding Nomenclature with Respect to Diseases and Causes of Death / Est. 1949
Convention on the Nomenclature for the Classification of Goods in Customs Tariffs / Est. 1950
World Foundation for the Transnationalization of Specialized Terminology / Est. 1990
International Specialized Terminology Organization / Est. 2002
International Convention on the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System / Est. 1983
International Clearing House for Medical Terminology / Est. 1966
International Institute for Terminology Research / Est. 1989
International Organization for Unification of Terminological Neologisms / Est. 1982
European Association for Zoological Nomenclature / Est. 1992
Regulations no 1 Regarding Nomenclature of Diseases and Causes of Death / Est. 1948
Pan African Centre for Terminology
International Network on the Definition of Death / Est. 1995
Association for the Introduction of New Biological Nomenclature / Est. 1971
International Commission on Symbols, Units, Nomenclature, Atomic Masses and Fundamental Constants / Est. 1931
NORDTERM / Est. 1976
Federative International Programme for Anatomical Terminology / Est. 1989
Pan-Latin Terminology Network / Est. 1993
International Network for Terminology / Est. 1988
Association for Terminology and Knowledge Transfer / Est. 1986

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World Problems relating to Nomenclature

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Failure to to observe contractual terms of payments
Gender-biased language
Haphazard forms of social ethics
Misappropriation of terms
Terminological confusion in weights, measures and numbering systems
Elitist ruling classes
Obfuscation of sustainable development
Indeterminacy of death
Inadequacy and insensitivity of intelligence testing
Simplistic concept of families
Sexist language in employment
Lack of appropriate language to describe female experience
Reinforcement of male dominance through language
Politically emotive words and terms
Terminological ambiguities
Disadvantageous terms for technology transfer
Exploitation of confusion between public and government interest
Inefficiencies of federalism among states
Lack of terminological equivalents among languages
Obsolete religious terminology
Instability of scientific nomenclature
Government intimidation of governments
Politicization of health standards
Discriminatory scientific language

Action Strategies relating to Nomenclature

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Describing long-term effects of war
Promoting international standardization of geographical nomenclature
Encouraging scientists to remain in their own countries
Improving usability of technical products
Developing internationally agreed terminology
Disseminating information on technology safety and accessibility
Purchasing technological patents for transfer on non-commercial terms
Researching futures
Describing basic education structures
Developing internationally agreed environmental terminology
Writing role descriptions
Increasing sensitivity of intelligence testing
Regulating anatomical terminology
Providing sufficient appropriate language to describe female experience
Developing phase descriptions
Coordinating standardization of social data
Describing long-term impacts of chemical and biological warfare
Considering worker capability
Delineating explicit codification
Testing intelligence
Stabilizing scientific nomenclature
Ensuring new and additional resources for environmental funding on grant and concessional terms
Broadening legal definition of the family structure
Designing job descriptions

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