• The impossibility of separating the nomenclature of a science from the science itself, is owing to this, that every branch of physical science must consist of three things; the series of facts which are the objects of the science, the ideas which represent these facts, and the words by which these ideas are expressed. Like three impressions of the same seal, the word ought to produce the idea, and the idea to be a picture of the fact.

    Antoine Laurent Lavoisier, David M. Knight (1998). “The Development of Chemistry, 1789-1914: Elements of chemistry”, p.14, Taylor & Francis