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1. A word or name derived from a proper noun. The words atlas, bowdlerize, denim, and Turing machine are eponyms.
2. One whose name is or is thought to be the source of the name of something: Alexander Garden is the eponym of the gardenia.

[French éponyme, from Greek epōnumos, named after : epi-, epi- + onoma, onuma, name; see nō̆-men- in Indo-European roots.]

ep′o·nym′ic adj.
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Adj.1.eponymic - being or relating to or bearing the name of an eponym
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Covered in this review are eponymic signs of inspection of the precordium seen in patients with pericarditis.
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They distinguished four macro-strategies: constructive, perpetuation and justification, dismantling or destructive strategies and sub-strategies such as the presupposing of intra-national sameness where there was the use of the national we and the eponymic adverbial Austrian.
During the turnover ceremony, he said he wants all students to walk with comfort when going to school and be proud of the eponymic shoes he gave them.
The eponymic symptoms which represent oculomotor paresis with the paramedian midbrain lesion have been named Claude syndrome [2] and Benedict syndrome [3], and these definitions are also complex.
At one point, the eponymic hero, searching the world for the great beauty Farrokh-Laqa - who may be nothing but a fantasy - feels as if his life has become a constant repetition of exactly the same events and images, echoing the Pythagorean theory of "eternal recurrence," which states that whatever has already happened is going to happen again and again.
It is the vision of the award to recognize leadership & participation excellence by an individual in a non-management role in the Lean transformation of his or her organization.The nominated individuals will be judged by a distinguished panel of Lean practitioners and GBMP Continuous Improvement Managers, including Bruce Hamilton, President of GBMP and producer of the eponymic video "Toast Kaizen." A nomination form must be completed and submitted to GBMP, Inc.
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In the Greek literature Aeschylus is the one who uses the eponymic metaphor, especially in the play "The Seven Ones against Thebe", but also in "The Praying Women".