polysemically

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Etymology[edit]

polysemic +‎ -ally

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polysemically (comparative more polysemically, superlative most polysemically)

  1. (semantics) In a polysemic manner; with multiple meanings.
    • 2011, Patrick Spedding; James Lambert, “Fanny Hill, Lord Fanny, and the Myth of Metonymy”, in Studies in Philology, volume 108, number 1, page 113:
      Even though some names or words polysemically carry sexual meanings, this does not automatically mean that every usage of them in literary texts, even those of a pornographic nature, has a sexual meaning, either explicitly or punningly.

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