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taxonomy
n. 1. The classification of organisms in an ordered system that indicates natural relationships. 2. The science, laws, or principles of classification; systematics. 3. Division into ordered groups or categories:
temperature, color
Color temperature takes two meanings: (1) the physical meaning, and (2) the associative meaning. We work with associative temperature. Associative temperature Cool and warm are adjectives we apply to color, and we call the relative warmth or coolness of a hue temperature. Physical coolness and warmth are haptic sensations of touch, not vision but we describe colors this way because of the learned association to physical temperature sensations. We associate blood, fire, and sunlight colors as warm colors, and plant, sky, and water colors as cool colors. Temperature groups Color temperature is a color organization criteria (cool-warm contrast). We can classify colors as 'warm' colors or 'cool' colors. Like the cardinal compass points, red/green are spectrum and temperature opposites, and blue/yellow are spectrum and temperature opposites. We associate yellow-orange through red-violet as warm, and yellow-green through blue-violet as cool. Yellow and violet shift easily between the cool and warm groups.
tension
tertiary
trigonometry
The branch of mathematics that deals with the relationships between the sides and the angles of triangles and the calculations based on them, particularly the trigonometric functions.
trigonometry, spherical
The modified form of trigonometry applied to spherical triangles.
trimetric
trope
n. 1. a. The figurative use of a word or an expression, as metaphor or hyperbole. b. An instance of this use; a figure of speech. 2. Music A word or phrase interpolated as an embellishment in the sung parts of certain medieval liturgies.
trope types
amplitude; anomaly or irony; emphasis; ellipsis; repetition; symmetry.

Prof Thomas Detrie | detrie@asu.edu