Sensu

sensu latosensu stricto(s.l.)s.l.s.s.broad sensebroadly definedsensesensu strictissimobroadly
Sensu is a Latin word meaning "in the sense of".wikipedia
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Word sense

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Sensu is a Latin word meaning "in the sense of".
Usage labels of "sensu" plus a qualifier, such as "sensu stricto" ("in the strict sense") or "sensu lato" ("in the broad sense") are sometimes used to clarify what is meant by a text.

List of Latin abbreviations

instante menseLatin abbreviationsphalm.typogr.
A related usage is in a concept-author citation ("sec. Smith", or "sensu Smith"), indicating that the intended meaning is the one defined by that author.

Malvaceae

mallow familymallowmallows
The traditional Malvaceae sensu stricto comprise a very homogeneous and cladistically monophyletic group.

Author citation (botany)

citingauthor citationbotanical authority
is an abbreviation of "secundum", meaning "following" or "in accordance with".) Such an author citation is different from the citation of the nomenclatural "author citation" or "authority citation".
Other indications which may be encountered appended to scientific name authorship include indications of nomenclatural or taxonomic status (e.g. "nom. illeg.", "sensu Smith", etc.), prior taxonomic status for taxa transferred between hybrid and non-hybrid status ("(pro sp.)" and "(pro hybr.)", see Article 50 of the botanical Code), and more.

Sterculiaceae

Sterculiaceae may be separated from Malvaceae sensu stricto by the smooth surface of the pollen grains and the bilocular anthers.

Biology

biologicalBiological Sciencesbiologist
It is used in a number of fields including biology, geology, linguistics, semiotics, and law.

Geology

geologicalgeologistgeologic
It is used in a number of fields including biology, geology, linguistics, semiotics, and law.

Linguistics

linguistlinguisticlinguists
It is used in a number of fields including biology, geology, linguistics, semiotics, and law.

Semiotics

semioticsemioticiansemiology
It is used in a number of fields including biology, geology, linguistics, semiotics, and law.

Law

legallawslegal theory
It is used in a number of fields including biology, geology, linguistics, semiotics, and law.

Søren Kierkegaard

KierkegaardSoren KierkegaardSøren Aabye Kierkegaard
Søren Kierkegaard uses the phrase sensu eminenti to mean "in the pre-eminent [or most important or significant] sense".

Comparison (grammar)

superlativecomparativecomparison
When appropriate, comparative and superlative adjectives may also be used to convey the meaning of "more" or "most".

Plant

Plantaeplantsflora
Current definitions of the plant kingdom (Plantae) offer a biological example of when such phrases might be used.

Viridiplantae

green plantsChloroplastidagreen plant
One definition of Plantae is that it consists of all green plants (comprising green algae and land plants), all red algae and all glaucophyte algae.

Green algae

green algagreengreen algal
One definition of Plantae is that it consists of all green plants (comprising green algae and land plants), all red algae and all glaucophyte algae.

Embryophyte

land plantsland plantEmbryophyta
One definition of Plantae is that it consists of all green plants (comprising green algae and land plants), all red algae and all glaucophyte algae.

Red algae

Rhodophytared algared
One definition of Plantae is that it consists of all green plants (comprising green algae and land plants), all red algae and all glaucophyte algae.

Glaucophyte

Glaucophytaglaucophytescyanelle
One definition of Plantae is that it consists of all green plants (comprising green algae and land plants), all red algae and all glaucophyte algae.

Auctorum

auct.auct. nonauctt.
Also the expression sensu auctorum (abbreviation: sensu auct.) is used to mean "in the sense of certain authors", who can be designated or described.

Type (biology)

type localitytype specimentype
In biological taxonomy the author citation following the name of a taxon simply identifies the author who originally published the name and applied it to the type, the specimen or specimens that one refers to in case of doubt about the definition of a species.