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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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.
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).
Polysemous items ground construal in a conceptual region from which a given sense can be derived from sentential, discourse, and extralinguistic context: although the meaning of a polysemous word may be ambiguous in isolation, it is rarely ambiguous in context.
regarded as a single polysemous word (having separate sub-senses) are