oligosemy

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Etymology[edit]

oligo- (few) +‎ -semy (the second element in monosemy and polysemy)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɒlɪɡəʊˌsiːmi/, /ɒlɪˈɡɒˌsɪmi/

Noun[edit]

oligosemy (uncountable)

  1. (linguistics, especially of a term whose range of meanings has been semotactically restricted) The quality or state of having a few meanings, as opposed to having a single meaning or many meanings.

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