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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English sinonyme, from Latin synōnymum, from Ancient Greek συνώνυμον (sunṓnumon), neuter singular form of συνώνυμος (sunṓnumos, synonymous), from σύν (sún, with) + ὄνομα (ónoma, name). Corresponds to syn- +‎ -onym.

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NounEdit

synonym (plural synonyms)

  1. (semantics, strictly) A word whose meaning is the same as that of another word.
    Synonyms: equivalent, poecilonym
    Antonyms: antonym, opposite
  2. (semantics, loosely) A word or phrase with a meaning that is the same as, or very similar to, another word or phrase.
    “Happy” is a synonym of “glad”.
    • 1991, William T. Parry, Edward A. Hacker, Aristotelian Logic[1]:
      The proportion of English words that have an exact synonym is small.
  3. (zoology) Any of the formal names for a taxon, including the valid name (i.e. the senior synonym).
  4. (botany) Any name for a taxon, usually a validly published, formally accepted one, but often also an unpublished name.
  5. (databases) An alternative (often shorter) name defined for an object in a database.
    • 2011, Paul Nielsen, Uttam Parui, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Bible:
      Synonyms are part of the SQL standard and are used frequently by Oracle DBAs. Note that Oracle includes both private and public synonyms.

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An Euler diagram showing the relationship between these -nyms.
Different Meanings
nym Sound Spelling Category
homonym same same
heteronym different same (cat)
homograph not specified same
homophone same different (cat)
heterophone different different
synonym different different

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AdjectiveEdit

synonym

  1. synonymous

InflectionEdit

Inflection of synonym
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular synonym 2
Neuter singular synonymt 2
Plural synonyme 2
Definite attributive1 synonyme
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.

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NounEdit

synonym n (singular definite synonymet, plural indefinite synonymer)

  1. synonym

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AdjectiveEdit

synonym (not comparable)

  1. synonymous

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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Wikipedia no

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek συνώνυμον (sunṓnumon), and συνώνυμος (sunṓnumos, synonymous).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

synonym (neuter singular synonymt, definite singular and plural synonyme)

  1. synonymous

NounEdit

synonym n (definite singular synonymet, indefinite plural synonym or synonymer, definite plural synonyma or synonymene)

  1. a synonym

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek συνώνυμον (sunṓnumon), and συνώνυμος (sunṓnumos, synonymous).

AdjectiveEdit

synonym (masculine and feminine synonym, neuter synonymt, definite singular and plural synonyme, comparative synonymare, indefinite superlative synonymast, definite superlative synonymaste)

  1. synonymous

NounEdit

synonym n (definite singular synonymet, indefinite plural synonym, definite plural synonyma)

  1. synonym

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