polysemous word

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Noun1.polysemous word - a word having more than one meaning
word - a unit of language that native speakers can identify; "words are the blocks from which sentences are made"; "he hardly said ten words all morning"
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And yet the primary meaning of the highly polysemous word "suster" in the MED is "female sibling.
To express an equivalent meaning in Warlpiri, for example, one can use the polysemous word kuyu.
A contronym or autantonym is a polysemous word where one of the meanings is the antonym of another--that is, a word which is its own opposite [10].
It refers to the task that automatically assigns the appropriate sense, selected from a set of pre-defined senses for a polysemous word, according to a particular context.
Using these hypotheses first WSD algorithm defined which determines the sense of polysemous word in glosses by the calculation of word overlapping in two are more words.
Pu, a polysemous word rich in connotations in Sikkanese thought, are one's sister's children (man speaking) or brother's children (woman speaking).
The word sense disambiguation problem is about finding the most probable meaning of a polysemous word.
According to the dictionary, the word 'term' is a polysemous word combining so many not even close meanings (such as a period of time, duration, semester, imprisonment period, notion, condition, relationship, etc.
Temper--a polysemous word connoting both uncontrolled rage and the moderation required to tame it--is a unified sequence of short lyrics (50 in all, only 2 of which are longer than a sonnet).
Synonymy is used whenever the different meanings of a polysemous word can be express by another word, as illustrated in Figure 1:
The multiple meanings of a polysemous word are related to one another by means of a variety of cognitive mechanisms such as metaphor, metonymy and generalization.