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synonymous (not comparable)
- (construed with with, narrower sense) Having an identical meaning.
- 1837, L[etitia] E[lizabeth] L[andon], “Chapter XXVII. Lady Marchmont to Sir Jasper Meredith.”, in Ethel Churchill: Or, The Two Brides. […], volume I, London: Henry Colburn, […], →OCLC, page 243:
- He was not far wrong, for nothing strikes me more forcibly than the universal tendency to grumble: conversation and complaint are synonymous terms.
- 2019 July 17, Talia Levin, “When Non-Jews Wield Anti-Semitism as Political Shield”, in GQ:
- Jews and Israel are not synonymous; nor is support for Palestine synonymous with anti-Semitism; nor is questioning the orthodoxy of the Republican party, which the majority of us do with relish, an insult to Jewry.
- (construed with with, broader sense) Having a similar meaning.
- (construed with with) Of, or being a synonym.
- (genetics, of a SNP) Such that both its forms yield the same sequenced protein.
- synonymal (obsolete), synonymic, synonymical
- (narrower sense, having identical meaning): homosemous, homosemic
having an identical meaning
having a similar meaning
of, or being a synonym
genetics: with both forms yielding the same protein
- ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2023), “synonymous (adj.)”, in Online Etymology Dictionary: “from Medieval Latin synonymus, from Greek synonymos”.
- ^ James A. H. Murray [et al.], editors (1884–1928), “Synonymous (sinǫ·niməs), a.”, in A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles (Oxford English Dictionary), volume IX, Part 2 (Su–Th), London: Clarendon Press, →OCLC, page 385, column 1: “f. med.L. synōnymus, ad. Gr. συνώνυμος: see Synonym and -ous.”