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What is a Taxonomy and a Term?

Despite the words Taxonomy and Term being quite common, i’ve come to notice very few users know the difference between a Taxonomy and a Term.

Michael Fields made a very cool video using a metaphor to explain what Taxonomies and Terms are, for those of you still unclear on the differences or meaning please see the following video.

Category (Taxonomy)
– My Category One (Term)
– My Category Two (Term)

Post Tag (Taxonomy)
– My Tag One (Term)
– My Tag Two (Term)

Sorry to rant, i just had to get that off my chest..