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n. pl. syn·on·y·mies
1. The quality of being synonymous; equivalence of meaning.
2. Study and classification of synonyms.
3. A list, book, or system of synonyms.
4. Biology A chronological list of the published scientific names that have been applied to a species.


n, pl -mies
1. (Linguistics) the study of synonyms
2. the character of being synonymous; equivalence
3. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a list or collection of synonyms, esp one in which their meanings are discriminated
4. (Biology) biology a collection of the synonyms of a species or group


(sɪˈnɒn ə mi)

n., pl. -mies for 3, 4.
1. the quality of being synonymous; equivalence in meaning.
2. the study of synonyms.
3. a set, list, or system of synonyms.
4. Biol. a list of the scientific names, with explanatory matter and location of type or types, for a particular taxonomic group.
[1600–10; < Late Latin synōnymia]


 synonyms collectively, 1683.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.synonymy - the semantic relation that holds between two words that can (in a given context) express the same meaning
semantic relation - a relation between meanings


[sɪˈnɒnəmɪ] Nsinonimia f


nSynonymik f


[sɪˈnɒnəmɪ] nsinonimia
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coniferus Eschscholtz, 1829, a synonymy accepted by Gemminger & Harold (1868) and Kaup (1871: 86).
He then expands his social analysis to the history of literary and critical reactions to the courtesan, focusing on the ambivalent linguistic collocation between 'the synonymy of courtesan and whore' and, on the other hand, the association of the courtesan with the cortigiana or donna di corte.
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However, since we have established that (B) and (B') cannot be synonymous due to different truth values, one must renounce either SC or the synonymy of "DM" and "[H.
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