Definition of lumper in English:

lumper

Syllabification: lump·er
Pronunciation: /ˈləmpər
 
/

noun

1A laborer who unloads cargo.
2A person (especially a taxonomist) who attaches more importance to similarities than to differences in classification. Contrasted with splitter.
More example sentences
  • Charles Darwin divided taxonomists into lumpers and splitters.
  • One sometimes sees the difference between splitters and lumpers presented as one of taste and personality.
  • Of course whether a species should be retained in a former genus or placed in a new one is often an arbitrary choice, which brings us to the battle between the splitters and the lumpers.

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