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From Latin synonymia, from Ancient Greek συνωνυμία (sunōnumía), from σύν (sún, with) + ὄνομα (ónoma, name).


synonymy (plural synonymies)

  1. (semantics) The quality of being synonymous; sameness of meaning.
  2. A list or collection of synonyms, often compared and contrasted.
  3. The study of synonyms.
  4. A system of synonyms.
  5. (botany) The collective synonyms (all the names referring to a particular taxon, except the correct name)
  6. (botany) The state of not being a correct name, of being a synonym
    In 1924 this name was reduced to synonymy.
  7. (zoology) The collective synonyms (all the names referring to the same taxon, including the correct name)


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