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synonym

syn·o·nym

synonym

 
 
pronunciation:
sI n nIm
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a word having the same or nearly the same meaning as another word of the same language.
"Abundant" and "copious" are synonyms. (Cf. antonym.).
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definition 2: a word or expression accepted as symbolizing or conveying the same concept as another.
"The sword" became a synonym for "war".
synonyms:
symbol
derivations: synonymic (adj.), synonymical (adj.), synonymity (n.)
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The word synonym contains the following parts:
syn- Greek prefix that means with, together with
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The prefix "syn- " occurs in Greek loanwords and attaches to Greek roots. It has several forms, as the final "n" sound in "syn- " assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See its assimilated forms sym-, syl-, and sys-.
synonyms:
com-
 
onym Greek root that means name, word
synonyms:
onomas, onomat, nom1, nomin, nomen