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  1. #1 What is a nomenclature? 
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    In the language I speak of, it means some bunch of people. I don't know what kind of people. But when I look at The Free Dictionary, it doesn't say that nomenclature is a bunch of people. Why?


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    What language are you speaking of? In English it is a system of naming things. If people are using it some other way and speaking English, then they are using the word incorrectly.


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    Why? Simply, because its not used in this way, at least from the perspective of the people that make the dictionary.

    What is the attribute/characteristic of this group of people described by the term "nomenclature" in the language you use as a reference?

    (there might be another word to describe what you are looking for)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whyte View Post
    In the language I speak of, it means some bunch of people. I don't know what kind of people. But when I look at The Free Dictionary, it doesn't say that nomenclature is a bunch of people. Why?
    Why? Because it does not mean that in English.
    Nomenclature - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary

    What is your language? I am surprised that it means a group of people in any language.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whyte View Post
    In the language I speak of, it means some bunch of people.
    Are you getting confused between nomenclature and nomenklatura?
    The latter were people who held administrative positions in the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc.
    Not the same thing at all as nomenclature - although, of course, they have a common etymology.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dywyddyr View Post
    Are you getting confused between nomenclature and nomenklatura?
    The latter were people who held administrative positions in the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc.
    Not the same thing at all as nomenclature - although, of course, they have a common etymology.
    That makes sense: a list of names. (And now we are in the land of committees and commissions...)
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