lumper


lumper
  Taxonomist who groups by similar traits, assuming that differences are not as important as similarities, and then places organisms which share several major characteristics in the same group.
  Cf. splitter.

Expanded glossary of Cycad terms . 2014.

Synonyms:
(employed in loading or unloading a ship),


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  • Lumper — und Splitter sind zwei Bezeichnungen für gegensätzliche Vorgehensweisen, wenn Einzelfälle klassifiziert, also streng definierten Kategorien zugeordnet werden müssen. Lumper gehen davon aus, dass die Unterschiede zwischen den zu klassifizierenden… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lumper — may refer to:* Gottfried Lumper (1747–1800), German Benedictine patristic writer * Lumper (taxonomy), an individual who takes a gestalt view of a definition …   Wikipedia

  • Lumper — Lump er, n. [Cf. {Lamper eel}.] (Zo[ o]l.) The European eelpout; called also {lumpen}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lumper — Lump er, n. 1. One who lumps. [1913 Webster] 2. A laborer who is employed to load or unload vessels when in harbor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lumper — Lumper, Gottfried, geb. 1747 zu Füssen im Algau, war Präfect des Gymnasiums in Willingen u. Prior, Professor der Theologie u. Pfarrer in einem benachbarten Dorfe u. st. 1801. Er schr.: De vita, scriptis atque doctrina S. Patrum aliorumque… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • lumper — [lum′pər] n. [ LUMP1, vt. + ER] a laborer who helps to load and unload ships; longshoreman …   English World dictionary

  • lumper — Lumpen Lump en, n. 1. (Politics) same as {lumpenproletariat}. [PJC] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) The European eelpout; called also {lumper}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lumper — /ˈlʌmpə/ (say lumpuh) noun 1. → wharf lumper. 2. Chiefly Botany, Zoology someone who tends to aggregate categories in a classification system. Compare splitter (def. 3). {lump1 + er1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • lumper — noun Date: circa 1785 1. a laborer who handles freight or cargo 2. one who classifies organisms into large often variable taxonomic groups based on major characters compare splitter …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lumper — 1) a scientist who engages in lumping 2) a helper in the cod fishery of Newfoundland, either at sea or on shore …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • lumper — /lum peuhr/, n. 1. a day laborer employed to handle cargo, as fish or timber. 2. Biol. Informal. a taxonomist who believes that classifications should emphasize similarities among organisms and therefore favors large, inclusive taxa (opposed to… …   Universalium