hyponym

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From hypo- (under) +‎ -onym (name; word); from Ancient Greek ὑπό (hupó, under) + ὄνυμα (ónuma), Doric dialectal form of ὄνομα (ónoma, name).

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hyponym (plural hyponyms)

  1. (semantics) A more specific term; a subordinate grouping word or phrase.
    Dog is a hyponym of animal.
    • 1977, Ruth Kempson, Semantic Theory, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0521216133, page 86:
      Woman itself has as other hyponyms, sculptress and waitress, but is itself a hyponym of adult.

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Noun[edit]

hyponym c

  1. hyponym

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Declension of hyponym 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative hyponym hyponymen hyponymer hyponymerna
Genitive hyponyms hyponymens hyponymers hyponymernas