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Definition of Synonym
Synonym Syn"o*nym, n.
1. An incorrect or incorrectly applied scientific name, as a
new name applied to a species or genus already properly
named, or a specific name preoccupied by that of another
species of the same genus; -- so used in the system of
nomenclature (which see) in which the correct scientific
names of certain natural groups (usually genera, species,
and subspecies) are regarded as determined by priority.
2. One of two or more words corresponding in meaning but of
different languages; a heteronym. [Rare]
SynonymSynonym Syn"o*nym (s[i^]n"[-o]*n[i^]m), n.; pl. Synonyms
(-n[i^]mz). [F. synonyme, L. synonyma, pl. of synonymum, Gr.
synw`nymon. See Synonymous.]
One of two or more words (commonly words of the same
language) which are equivalents of each other; one of two or
more words which have very nearly the same signification, and
therefore may often be used interchangeably. See under
Synonymous. [Written also synonyme.]
All languages tend to clear themselves of synonyms as
intellectual culture advances, the superfluous words
being taken up and appropriated by new shades and
combinations of thought evolved in the progress of
society. --De Quincey.
His name has thus become, throughout all civilized
countries, a synonym for probity and philanthropy.
In popular literary acceptation, and as employed in
special dictionaries of such words, synonyms are words
sufficiently alike in general signification to be
liable to be confounded, but yet so different in
special definition as to require to be distinguished.
--G. P. Marsh.
Meaning of Synonym from wikipedia
- A synonym
is a word, morpheme, or phrase
that means exactly
the same as another
word, morpheme, or phrase
in a given
language. For example,...
differently. In botanical
nomenclature, a synonym
is a scientific
name that applies
to a taxon
that (now) goes by a different...
- Look up synonym
in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. A synonym
is a word with an identical
or very similar meaning
may also refer...
- In databases, a synonym
is an alias
name for a table, view, sequence, or other schema
object. They are used mainly
to make it easy for users...
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Lapid, from a screenplay
and Haim Lapid. It stars...
is a taxonomic synonym
that may refer
to: Atropoides, a.k.a. jumping
pitvipers, a genus
of venomous snakes found
- In metadata, a synonym
ring or synset, is a group
of data elements
that are considered semantically equivalent
for the purposes
- This list of abalone synonyms
is a list of scientific names
that have been given
to abalone species
worldwide. Carl Linnaeus described
the type species...
or thesauruses), sometimes called
a synonym dictionary
, is a reference
work which arranges words
- In Christianity, there
are a number
of other words
used to refer
to Christians. The word Christian
is used three times
in the New Testament: Acts 11:26...
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