homonymy


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ho·mon·y·my

 (hō-mŏn′ə-mē, hə-)
n. pl. ho·mon·y·mies
The quality or condition of being homonymous.

homonymy

the state or quality of a given word’s having the same spelling and the same sound or pronunciation as another word, but with a different meaning, as race ’tribe’ and race ’running contest.’ Cf. heteronymy. — homonym, n. — homonymous, adj.
See also: Language
the state or quality of sounding identical, whether spelled identically or not, as bear and bare.
See also: Sound
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.homonymy - the relation between two words that are spelled the same way but differ in meaning or the relation between two words that are pronounced the same way but differ in meaning
linguistic relation - a relation between linguistic forms or constituents
Translations
homonymie
homonymi

homonymy

[həˈmɒnɪmɪ] nomonimia
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At present, there are four alternatives of how to consider human with regard to homonymy or synonymy, including: (i) restricted range synonymy, or RRS, according to which human is synonymous in each special sphere of application (though not globally); (ii) de-linking, according to which human is synonymous as a generic property, but homonymous if considered as referring to reason plus deliberation; (iii) dual deliberation synonymy, or DDS, according to which human is synonymous given the assumption that deliberation admits of different kinds; (iv) related homonymy, RH, as a possibility if the first three options fail.
Working within the framework of the Theory of Matrices and Etymons (Bohas 1997, 2000) and taking the lexicon of Arabic as a synchronic whole, Georges Bohas and Abderrahim Saguer, in their article "The explanation of homonymy in the lexicon of Arabic," a follow-up to their previous paper entitled "Sur un point de vue heuristique concernant l'homonymie dans le lexique de l'arabe" (2006), challenge the traditional conception, invented by the Arab grammarians, of the tri- or quadriconsonantal root.
Homonymy and polysemy are related concepts in that both describe a
homonymy and faux amis, and the second targeting problems of translation of certain English words, phrases, or concepts into Russian.
Similar inconveniences arise in case of widespread homonymy (for instance, action nouns in -ata with identical feminine past participles, relation adjectives in -are with infinitives, and so on).
The qualitative study is essentially two-partite and, initially, sets out to investigate linguistic phenomena which lay down the framework of formal relationships in a pun (and are, thus, in a mutually exclusive way, obligatory for its creation), namely homonymy, homophony and paronymy.
To remove the generic homonymy, the replacement name Maraca is here proposed for Iracema Perez-Miles 2000 (Araneae) with two included species, Maraca cabocla (Perez-Miles 2000), NEW COMBINATION, and Maraca horrida (Schmidt, 1994) NEW COMBINATION.
Caeciliidae Kolbe, 1880 (Insecta, Psocoptera): Spelling emended to Caeciliusidae, so removing the homonymy with Caeciliidae Rafinesque, 1814 (Amphibia, Gymnophiona).
Braddon emphasises this suggestive homonymy in Lady Audley's Secret through repeated descriptions of Lady Audley as the late Miss Lucy Graham.
First, a homonymy is created: the significant "Hephaestus" is split into two different meanings: on the one hand, its literal meaning is preserved ("Hephaestus" means the god); on the other hand, because of the shift of metonymy, a new meaning is created ("Hephaestus" comes to mean also "fire").
And every poem in Catullus contains individual moments where Zukofsky has demonstrably chosen lexical synonymy over phonetic homonymy.
5) Space considerations precluding me from developing the link between water and words, I can only signal the homonymy that operates in French between the word eau, the letter o and the plural os (bones)--and recall that it is typically a dog that is responsible for digging up old bones.