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 (hŏm′ə-grăf′, hō′mə-)
One of two or more words that have the same spelling but differ in origin, meaning, and sometimes pronunciation, such as fair (pleasing in appearance) and fair (market) or wind (wĭnd) and wind (wīnd).

hom′o·graph′ic adj.


[ˌhɒməˈgræfɪk] adjomografo/a
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Because the sonnets pose extreme difficulties of dating, we include a few supplementary examples of wordplay from them but did not track homographic duplication across scattered sonnets under the assumption that any two or more were written at approximately the same time.
HALPERN, A homographic best approximation problem with application to optimized Schwarz waveform relaxation, Math.
Byron's Othered Self and Voice: Contextualizing the Homographic Signature.
42) The same refers to another pair of verbs, oprosteja 'become stupid' and oprostja 'make simpler', with the same homographic problem.
The diagnosis of PE was confirmed either by contrast enhanced computerized homographic pulmonary angiography according to previously described criteria17 a high-probability ventilationperfusion scan result18 or lower limb venous compression ultrasonography positive for proximal deep vein thrombosis in patients with inconclusive ventilationperfusion scans.
Homographic matrix maps out the maximum feature in the first image compared to corresponding feature points of the second image.
It might be speculated that the availability of precise phonological information offered not only a specific pronunciations but also provide specific meanings of Arabic words, there by disambiguating the identity and meaning of homographic words which are very common (Frost & Bentin, 1992; Ibrahim et al.
These ambiguities can arise from the intentional use of homophonic, homographic, metonymic, or metaphorical language.
Assuming a constant indoor and supply temperature, Equation 17 gives the ERV effectiveness during the part load operation as a homographic function of outdoor temperature.
He noted with surprise that he was unable to find any homographic Russian verb forms, nor any homographs of more than five letters.
Diacu, Polygonal homographic orbits of the curved n-body problem Trans.
In this case, I follow Bernard Barbiche and Monique Chatenet's L'Edition des textes anciens, XVIe-XVIIIe siecle and Barbiche's revised online guidelines for editing seventeenth-century documents; specifically, I have inserted accents to indicate the relevant sounds for the letter(s) e and ee in final syllables only, and have employed the accent grave for the letters a, e, and u in prepositions and monosyllabic adverbs in order to distinguish homographic words (eg.