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n. pl. syn·on·y·mies
1. The quality of being synonymous; equivalence of meaning.
2. Study and classification of synonyms.
3. A list, book, or system of synonyms.
4. Biology A chronological list of the published scientific names that have been applied to a species.
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n, pl -mies
1. (Linguistics) the study of synonyms
2. the character of being synonymous; equivalence
3. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a list or collection of synonyms, esp one in which their meanings are discriminated
4. (Biology) biology a collection of the synonyms of a species or group
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(sɪˈnɒn ə mi)

n., pl. -mies for 3, 4.
1. the quality of being synonymous; equivalence in meaning.
2. the study of synonyms.
3. a set, list, or system of synonyms.
4. Biol. a list of the scientific names, with explanatory matter and location of type or types, for a particular taxonomic group.
[1600–10; < Late Latin synōnymia]
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 synonyms collectively, 1683.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.synonymy - the semantic relation that holds between two words that can (in a given context) express the same meaning
semantic relation - a relation between meanings
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[sɪˈnɒnəmɪ] Nsinonimia f
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nSynonymik f
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[sɪˈnɒnəmɪ] nsinonimia
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As the sisters describe Hearth - as they chose to name their collection - they essentially describe their individual relationships with each other as sisters, and find the common ground that drives them forth as one: "It begins at home, that creative hearth - where siblings at play nurture a kinship whose roots blossom into design; from a place and time where initial steps learnt together, in likeness, or difference, eventually are taken in tandem; every element of the process is an intimate expression of a continuing and faceted conversation." And the synonymy of [their] sisterhood with this passion project of theirs is what I believe is responsible for evoking this indescribable natural charm of bespoke beauty and detailed depth, making it truly one-of-a-kind.
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Botanical binomials were not checked for synonymy, resulting in some species being referred to under more than one name.