troponym

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tropo- +‎ -onym 1906

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troponym (plural troponyms)

  1. (grammar) A verb that indicates more precisely the manner of doing something by replacing a verb of a more generalized meaning.
    "Stroll" is a troponym of "walk", since it involves a slow and relaxed sort of walking.

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