polyseme


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polyseme

(ˈpɒlɪˌsiːm) or

polysemant

n
(Linguistics) a word with multiple meanings
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(36) The grass here, as in Whitman, is a polyseme standing for nature, democracy, connection with the past, and renewal of life.
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In linguistics, polyseme is a word or phrase with different senses.