Definition of Synonym. Meaning of Synonym. Synonyms of Synonym

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Definition of Synonym

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]
Synonym
Synonym 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. --Macaulay. 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 or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same as another lexeme (word or phrase) in the same language. Words that are synonyms are...
- In scientific nomenclature, a synonym is a scientific name that applies to a taxon that (now) goes by a different scientific name, although the term is...
- A synonym is a word with an identical or very similar meaning to another word. Synonym may also refer to: Synonym (taxonomy), a different scientific name...
- A synonym is an alias or alternate name for a table, view, sequence, or other schema object. They are used mainly to make it easy for users to access...
- In metadata a synonym ring or synset, is a group of data elements that are considered semantically equivalent for the purposes of information retrieval...
- devil Amon—Egyptian ram-headed god of life and reproduction Apollyon—Gr**** synonym for Satan, the arch fiend Asmodeus—Hebrew devil of sensuality and luxury...
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- expenses. Operating income and operating profit are sometimes used as a synonym for EBIT when a firm does not have non-operating income and non-operating...
- R.Mast; synonym, base name: Macadamia claudiensis C.L.Gross & B.Hyland Lasjia erecta (J.A.McDonald & R.Ismail) P.H.Weston & A.R.Mast; synonym, base name:...
- Yule is also used to a lesser extent in the English-speaking world as a synonym for Christmas. Present-day Christmas customs and traditions such as the...
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