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syn·o·nym

 (sĭn′ə-nĭm′)
n.
1. A word having the same or nearly the same meaning as another word or other words in a language.
2. A word or expression that serves as a figurative or symbolic substitute for another: "Romeo has become a synonym for any youthful lover" (Harry Levin).
3. Biology One of two or more scientific names that have been applied to the same species or other taxonomic group.

[Middle English sinonyme, from Old French synonyme, from Latin synōnymum, from Greek sunōnumon, from neuter of sunōnumos, synonymous; see synonymous.]

syn′o·nym′ic, syn′o·nym′i·cal adj.
syn′o·nym′i·ty n.
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synonym

(ˈsɪnəˌnɪm)
n
1. (Linguistics) a word that means the same or nearly the same as another word, such as bucket and pail
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a word or phrase used as another name for something, such as Hellene for a Greek
3. (Biology) biology a taxonomic name that has been superseded or rejected
[C16: via Late Latin from Greek sunōnumon, from syn- + onoma name]
ˌsynoˈnymic, ˌsynoˈnymical adj
ˌsynoˈnymity n
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syn•o•nym

(ˈsɪn ə nɪm)

n.
1. a word having the same or nearly the same meaning as another in the language, as joyful in relation to elated and glad.
2. a word or expression accepted as another name for something, as Arcadia for pastoral simplicity; metonym.
[1400–50; Middle English sinonyme < Middle French < Latin synōnymum < Greek synṓnymon, n. use of neuter of synṓnymos synonymous]
syn`o•nym′ic, syn`o•nym′i•cal, adj.
syn`o•nym′i•ty, n.
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synonym

A word that mean the same as another word.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.synonym - two words that can be interchanged in a context are said to be synonymous relative to that context
word - a unit of language that native speakers can identify; "words are the blocks from which sentences are made"; "he hardly said ten words all morning"
antonym, opposite, opposite word - a word that expresses a meaning opposed to the meaning of another word, in which case the two words are antonyms of each other; "to him the antonym of `gay' was `depressed'"
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Translations
synonymum
synonym
sinonimo
synonyymi
istoznačnicasinonim
szinonima
samheiti
sinonim
sopomenkasinonim

synonym

[ˈsɪnənɪm] Nsinónimo m
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synonym

[ˈsɪnənɪm] nsynonyme m
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synonym

nSynonym nt
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synonym

[ˈsɪnənɪm] nsinonimo
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References in classic literature ?
Its letters, although naturally lying Like the knight Pinto -- Mendez Ferdinando -- Still form a synonym for Truth -- Cease trying!
The Departure is not the ship's going away from her port any more than the Landfall can be looked upon as the synonym of arrival.
I have used "China" merely as a synonym for "a distant country," when I wanted illustrations of unfamiliar things.
But suppose one pass, as is permissible in philology, from the word itself to its softened synonym, then, instead of committing an ignoble assassination you make an `elimination;' you merely and simply remove from your path the individual who is in your way, and that without shock or violence, without the display of the sufferings which, in the case of becoming a punishment, make a martyr of the victim, and a butcher, in every sense of the word, of him who inflicts them.
When all these petty folks cease to ask for it insurrectionally,-- which to my mind is the synonym of constitutionally,--the government will build it.
The language, compared to that of our own vastly more complex time, was undeveloped; but for use in poetry, especially, there were a great number of periphrastic but vividly picturesque metaphorical synonyms (technically called kennings ).
Another example of the use of alternative terms in TA is the synonym for the vertebral articular process-zygapophysis, which provides a logical transition to the term articulatio zygapophysialis.
The first synonym is 'to participate or to become involved' and this has to do with an association's most important stakeholder: its members.
Infra Tertiary boundary represented as Indus Formation (bauxite and laterite); Latest Cretaceous to Late Paleocene Hangu (Patala is a synonym) and Sakesar (coeval and also synonym of Margala Hill Limestone and Lockhart) formations; Early Eocene Kuldana Group represents Chorgali (marine shale) and Kuldana (alternating red and green shale and limestone; transitional marine and continental) formations; Miocene-Pliocene Murree formation; Pleistocene- Holocene Soan group represents Lei Formation (mainly conglomerate-coarse elastic facies; previous lower Soan) and Holocene Soan Formation (clay, sandstone and subordinate conglomerate-relatively fine elastic facies; previous upper Soan).
Different companies use words in different ways; for example, a company in the trash hauling business uses the word "collection" as a synonym for "hauling," whereas a bank does not.
Many biological terms have synonyms and it is possible to have a document that contains synonyms of the two terms entered in the search query or that contains one term and the synonym of the other term during the searching process.
Polyozus Eyles and Schuh is treated as a junior synonym of Leptidolon, new synonym.