name preoccupied


name preoccupied
one that is a junior homonym, a name with the same spelling that is erected anew for another taxon

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • preoccupied — [prē äk′yo͞o pīd΄, prē äk′yəpīd΄] adj. 1. previously or already occupied 2. wholly occupied with or absorbed in one s thoughts; engrossed 3. Biol. designating or of a taxonomic name already used and hence no longer available SYN. ABSENT MINDED …   English World dictionary

  • preoccupied — /priˈɒkjəpaɪd / (say pree okyuhpuyd) adjective 1. completely engrossed in one s own thoughts. 2. Biology already used as a name for some species, genus, etc., and not available as a designation for any other. –phrase 3. preoccupied with, focused… …   Australian English dictionary

  • name replacement — a new name (nomen novum) published or an available synonym adopted to replace an earlier name, and valid only if the latter is preoccupied; commonly applied to substitute names proposed to replace junior homonyms …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • preoccupied name — noun In zoological nomenclature, a name which is formally published, but which had already been used for another taxon; this second use is invalid (as are all subsequent uses) and the name must be replaced …   Wiktionary

  • preoccupied name — one that is a junior homonym, a name with the same spelling that is erected anew for another taxon …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • preoccupied — adjective Date: 1842 1. previously applied to another group and unavailable for use in a new sense used of a biological generic or specific name 2. a. lost in thought; also absorbed in some preoccupation b. already occupied Synonyms: see… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • preoccupied — preoccupiedly, adv. preoccupiedness, n. /pree ok yeuh puyd /, adj. 1. completely engrossed in thought; absorbed. 2. previously occupied; taken; filled. 3. Biol. already used as a name for some species, genus, etc., and not available as a… …   Universalium

  • preoccupied — pre•oc•cu•pied [[t]priˈɒk yəˌpaɪd[/t]] adj. 1) completely engrossed in thought; absorbed 2) previously occupied; taken; filled 3) already used as a name, as for a species or genus, and not available as a designation for any other • Etymology:… …   From formal English to slang

  • replacement name — (a new name (nomen novum) published or an available synonym adopted to replace an earlier name, and valid only if the latter is preoccupied; commonly applied to substitute names proposed to replace junior homonyms). See also nomen substitutum …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • substitute name — replacement name or nomen novum (a new name (nomen novum) published or an available synonym adopted to replace an earlier name, and valid only if the latter is preoccupied; commonly applied to substitute names proposed to replace junior homonyms) …   Dictionary of ichthyology


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