synonym

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English sinonyme, from Latin synōnymum, from Ancient Greek συνώνυμον (sunṓnumon), neuter singular form of συνώνυμος (sunṓnumos, synonymous), from σύν (sún, with) + ὄνομα (ónoma, name). Corresponds to syn- +‎ -onym.

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synonym (plural synonyms)

  1. (semantics, with respect to a given word or phrase) A word or phrase with a meaning that is the same as, or very similar to, another word or phrase.
    "Happy" is a synonym of "glad".
    • 1991, William T. Parry, Edward A. Hacker, Aristotelian Logic[1]:
      The proportion of English words that have an exact synonym is small.
  2. (zoology, with respect to a name for a given taxon) Any of the formal names for the taxon, including the valid name (i.e. the senior synonym).
  3. (botany, with respect to a name for a given taxon) Any name for the taxon, usually a validly published, formally accepted one, but often also an unpublished name.
  4. (databases) An alternative (often shorter) name defined for an object in a database.
    • 2011, Paul Nielsen, Uttam Parui, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Bible
      Synonyms are part of the SQL standard and are used frequently by Oracle DBAs. Note that Oracle includes both private and public synonyms.

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An Euler diagram showing the relationship between these -nyms.
Different Meanings
Nym Sound Spelling Category
homonym same same
heteronym different same (cat)
homograph not specified same
homophone same different (cat)
heterophone different different
synonym different different

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Adjective[edit]

synonym (neuter synonymt, definite and plural synonyme)

  1. synonymous

Synonyms[edit]

Noun[edit]

synonym n (singular definite synonymet, plural indefinite synonymer)

  1. synonym

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German[edit]

Adjective[edit]

synonym (not comparable)

  1. synonymous

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Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

synonym (masculine synonym; feminine synonym; neuter synonymt; plural synonyme;comparative mer synonym; superlative mest synonym)

  1. synonymous

Noun[edit]

synonym n (definite singular synonymet, indefinite plural synonym or synonymer, definite plural synonyma or synonymene)

  1. synonym

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Adjective[edit]

synonym (masculine and feminine synonym, neuter synonymt, definite singular and plural synonyme, comparative synonymare, indefinite superlative synonymast, definite superlative synonymaste)

  1. synonymous

Noun[edit]

synonym n (definite singular synonymet, indefinite plural synonym, definite plural synonyma)

  1. synonym