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n. pl. to·pon·y·mies
a. The place names of a region or language.
b. The study of such place names.
2. Anatomy Nomenclature with respect to a region of the body rather than to organs or structures.

to·pon′·y·mist (-mĭst) n.


(təˈpɒnɪmɪ) or


1. the study of place names
2. (Medicine) rare the anatomical nomenclature of bodily regions, as distinguished from that of specific organs or structures
ˌtopoˈnymic, ˌtopoˈnymical, ˌtopoˈnymal adj


(təˈpɒn ə mi)

the study of place names.
[1875–80; top- + -onomy, on the model of synonymy; see -onym, -y3]
top•o•nym•ic (ˌtɒp əˈnɪm ɪk) top`o•nym′i•cal, adj.


1. the study of the place names of a district.
2. Anatomy. the nomenclature of the regions of the body. — toponymie, toponymical, adj.
See also: Names


The place names used in a particualr region or language.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.toponymy - the nomenclature of regional anatomytoponymy - the nomenclature of regional anatomy
nomenclature, terminology, language - a system of words used to name things in a particular discipline; "legal terminology"; "biological nomenclature"; "the language of sociology"
2.toponymy - the branch of lexicology that studies the place names of a region or a languagetoponymy - the branch of lexicology that studies the place names of a region or a language
lexicology - the branch of linguistics that studies the lexical component of language


[təˈpɒnɪmɪ] ntoponimia
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