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synonym

syn·o·nym

synonym

 
 
pronunciation:
sI n nIm
features:
Word Combinations (noun), Word Parts
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
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derivations: synonymic (adj.), synonymical (adj.), synonymity (n.)
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