hypernym

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EtymologyEdit

From hyper- (over) +‎ -nym (name). From Ancient Greek roots; compare Latinate “superordinate term”.

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NounEdit

hypernym (plural hypernyms)

 
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  1. (semantics) A superordinate word or phrase; a term whose referents form a set which includes as a subset the referents of a subordinate term.
    Synonyms: hyperonym, blanket term, genus, superordinate, umbrella term
    Antonyms: hyponym, species, subordinate
    Hypernym: word
    “Musical instrument” is a hypernym of “guitar” because a guitar is a musical instrument.
    Hypernyms of “dog” and “cat” include “mammal”, “pet”, and “quadruped”.

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AdjectiveEdit

hypernym

  1. hypernymous

InflectionEdit

Inflection of hypernym
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular hypernym 2
Neuter singular hypernymt 2
Plural hypernyme 2
Definite attributive1 hypernyme
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

NounEdit

hypernym n (singular definite hypernymet, plural indefinite hypernymer)

  1. hypernym
    Synonym: overbegreb

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