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homonym

(hŏm′ə-nĭm′, hō′mə-)
n.
1. One of two or more words that have the same sound and often the same spelling but differ in meaning, such as bank (embankment) and bank (place where money is kept).
2.
a. A word used to designate several different things.
b. A namesake.
3. Biology A taxonomic name identical to one previously applied to a different species or other taxon and therefore unacceptable in its new use.

hom′o·nym′ic adj.

homonym

a specific or generic name that has been used for two or more different organisms. The homonym published first is designated as ‘senior’, and ‘junior’ if published last.
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Here, we describe how the new ontology models three interesting problems: homonyms (one-spelling, many-meanings), synonyms (many-spellings, one-meaning), and part-of-speech information.
This "chino" voice emerged independently and earlier than its homonym "chino" for Chinese.
Technology that selects from homonym variants based on previous exchanges
Another challenge is the homonym problem in which a modern word had a secondary meaning in the past, which is no longer in use.
We do not think as indisputable the authors' a priori expectation of the research under examination into the underadditive influence of primes associated with different meanings of word homonyms on the identification of the word homonym itself.
We assume that by applying a rigorous exercising program to patients with homonym hemianopsia in which the therapeutic conduct takes into consideration its presence there is an improvement of the functional level of the patients compared to those with the same pathology in which the therapeutic program "omits" the presence of the homonym hemianopsia.
3 : one of two or more words spelled and pronounced alike but different in meaning <The noun "bear" and the verb "bear" are homonyms.
Today's campaign ads are almost entirely ad homonym abusives.
The genus name Ernodes is previously published for another taxon, making it a junior homonym.
Its diffusion is further illustrated by Carlo Goldoni's homonym libretto for a comic play that premiered on May 14, 1749 in Venice.
Araneus raui Levi 1973 [junior secondary homonym of A.
or "Pearl Gold Tower," which incorporated the "pearl" of the Pearl River and the "gold" of Goldberg, a Foreign Service National employee quickly pointed out that that name in Cantonese was a homonym for the urn where a deceased person's ashes are kept.