Taxonomy in software development refers to the process of organizing and classifying software components into categories based on their characteristics and relationships. It is a systematic approach to structuring and organizing software assets for easy retrieval, reuse, and maintenance.

A software taxonomy typically involves the creation of a hierarchical structure that organizes software components based on their common attributes, such as functionality, domain, platform, programming language, or architecture. This hierarchical structure allows software components to be easily categorized, searched, and reused in different software systems.

Taxonomy can be used in various areas of software development, including software architecture, software engineering, software testing, and software maintenance. It is particularly useful in large software development projects where a large number of software components need to be managed and organized.

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