synonym

See also: Synonym
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EnglishEdit

 
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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). Equivalent to syn- +‎ -onym.

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: sĭn'ənĭm, IPA(key): /ˈsɪnənɪm/
  • (file)

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.
    Synonym: metonym
    “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 (taxonomy, botany) Any name for a taxon, usually a validly published, formally accepted one, but often also an unpublished name.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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An Euler diagram showing the relationship between these -nyms.
Nyms (with Wiki category (cat) if any)
nym Sound Spelling Meaning phone/graph
homonym same same different both
heteronym (cat) different same different homograph
heterograph same different different homophone (cat)
heterophone different same same homograph
synonym different different same -
alternative spelling same different same homophone
identical same same same not applicable
distinct different different different -

DanishEdit

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.

SynonymsEdit

NounEdit

synonym n (singular definite synonymet, plural indefinite synonymer)

  1. synonym

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GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

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

AdjectiveEdit

synonym (not comparable)

  1. synonymous
    Synonym: (rarer) synonymisch

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. synonymous

SynonymsEdit

NounEdit

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

  1. synonym

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

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

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NounEdit

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

  1. synonym

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SwedishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

synonym

  1. synonymous

DeclensionEdit

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

NounEdit

synonym

  1. synonym

DeclensionEdit

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

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