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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.

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 (Biology) biology a taxonomic name that has been superseded or rejected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

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.

synonym

A word that mean the same as another word.
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'"
Translations
synonymum
synonym
sinonimo
synonyymi
istoznačnicasinonim
szinonima
samheiti
sinonim
sopomenkasinonim

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[ˈsɪnənɪm] Nsinónimo m

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[ˈsɪnənɪm] nsynonyme m

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[ˈsɪnənɪm] nsinonimo
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