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 (hō-mŏn′ə-məs, hə-)
1. Having the same name.
2. Of the nature of a homonym; homonymic.

[From Latin homōnymus, from Greek homōnumos : homo-, homo- + onuma, name; see nō̆-men- in Indo-European roots.]

ho·mon′y·mous·ly adv.
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(həˈmɒn ə məs, hoʊ-)

of the nature of homonyms; having the same name.
[1615–25; < Latin homōnymus < Greek homṓnymos of the same name =hom- hom- + -ōnymos, adj. derivative of ónyma name, -onym; see -ous]
ho•mon′y•mous•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.homonymous - of or related to or being homonyms
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