Lumper and Splitter


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Lumper noun – A taxonomist who classifies organisms into large groups on the basis of major characteristics.
Splitter is an antonym for lumper.
Nearby Word: lump
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Splitter noun – A taxonomist who classifies organisms into many groups on the basis of relatively minor characteristics.
Lumper is an antonym for splitter.
Nearby Words: split, splitting
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  • Loads and Loads of Races Depending on whether you're a lumper or a splitter, fossil evidence indicates that as many as nine distinct types of pre-human hominid could have inhabited various regions of the Earth at the same time in the prehistoric past.
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Splitter or Lumper. 2016. Accessed February 28, 2021.

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