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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.
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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 (Biology) biology a taxonomic name that has been superseded or rejected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
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syn•o•nym(ˈsɪn ə nɪm)
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.
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A word that mean the same as another word.
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|Noun||1.||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"
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synonym[ˈsɪnənɪm] N → sinónimo m
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synonym[ˈsɪnənɪm] n → synonyme m
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n → Synonym nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
synonym[ˈsɪnənɪm] n → sinonimo
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