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Etymology

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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). By surface analysis, syn- +‎ -onym.

Pronunciation

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  • enPR: sĭn'ənĭm, IPA(key): /ˈsɪn.əˌnɪm/
    • Audio (US):(file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪm

Noun

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synonym (plural synonyms)

  1. (semantics, strictly) A word whose meaning is the same as that of another word.
    Antonyms: antonym, opposite
    Hypernym: equivalent
    Coordinate terms: near-synonym, parasynonym, plesionym; coordinate term, cohyponym
  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. (taxonomy, botany) Any name for a taxon, usually a validly published, formally accepted one, but often also an unpublished name.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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Euler diagram of choice semantic relations.
Nyms (with category [cat] if any)
Noun (cat) Sound Spelling Meaning phone/graph
homonym same same different homophone & homograph
heteronym (cat) different same different heterophone & homograph
homophone same different different homophone (cat) & heterograph
alternative pronunciation different same same heterophone & homograph
synonym different different same heterophone & heterograph
alternative spelling same different same homophone & heterograph
identical same same same homophone & homograph
distinct different different different heterophone & heterograph

Danish

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Adjective

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synonym

  1. synonymous

Inflection

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Inflection of synonym
Positive Comparative Superlative
Indefinte common singular synonym 2
Indefinite 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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Noun

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synonym n (singular definite synonymet, plural indefinite synonymer)

  1. synonym

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German

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /zynoˈnyːm/, [zy.no-], [ˌzʏ.no-]
  • Audio:(file)

Adjective

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synonym (strong nominative masculine singular synonymer, not comparable)

  1. synonymous
    Synonym: (rarer) synonymisch

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Further reading

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  • synonym” in Duden online
  • synonym” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Norwegian Bokmål

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Etymology

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

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Adjective

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

  1. synonymous

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Noun

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

  1. synonym

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Norwegian Nynorsk

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Etymology

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

Adjective

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

  1. synonymous

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Noun

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

  1. synonym

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Swedish

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Adjective

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synonym

  1. synonymous
    Synonym: liktydig

Declension

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Inflection of synonym
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular synonym
Neuter singular synonymt
Plural synonyma
Masculine plural3 synonyma
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1
All synonyma
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic

Noun

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synonym

  1. synonym

Declension

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Declension of synonym 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative synonym synonymen synonymer synonymerna
Genitive synonyms synonymens synonymers synonymernas

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