See also: Hyponym

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From hypo-(under) +‎ -onym(name; word); from Ancient Greek ὑπό(hupó, under) + ὄνυμα(ónuma), Doric dialectal form of ὄνομα(ónoma, name).

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hyponym ‎(plural hyponyms)

  1. (semantics) A more specific term; a subordinate grouping word or phrase.
    Dog is a hyponym of animal.
    • 1977, Ruth Kempson, Semantic Theory, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0521216133, page 86:
      Woman itself has as other hyponyms, sculptress and waitress, but is itself a hyponym of adult.

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hyponym c

  1. hyponym

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Inflection of hyponym 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative hyponym hyponymen hyponymer hyponymerna
Genitive hyponyms hyponymens hyponymers hyponymernas