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to·pon·y·my

(tō-pon'i-mē),
Topical or regional nomenclature, as distinguished from organonymy.
[topo- + G. onyma, name]

toponymy

(tə-pŏn′ə-mē)
n. pl. topony·mies
1.
a. The place names of a region or language.
b. The study of such place names.
2. Anatomy Nomenclature with respect to a region of the body rather than to organs or structures.

to·pon′·y·mist (-mĭst) n.

toponymy

(tō-pŏn′ĭ-mē) [″ + onoma, name]
Nomenclature of the regions of the body.
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Such "onomastic intervention" into the critical toponymy might have revealed some new contexts, relationships, and correlations between the dynamic urban toponymic landscapes and political power.
Next, a closer look is taken at the transferred names (4) found in the toponymy of Central Harjumaa (Jur, Kos).
"Basque traces in the toponymy of Newfoundland and various coasts of Atlantic Canada." Proceedings of the 23rd International Congress of Onomastic Sciences (York University, Toronto): 1051-63.
Toponymy may be studied using taxonomic, epistemic, semiotic and ideological approaches.
The semantics of toponymy in the case of Sakhalin's cities and villages cannot be identified as overly patriotic.
At present, we find traces of the Slavic influence in the vocabulary of the Romanian language and in toponymy. But the legal vocabulary contains few terms of Slavic origin which have been preserved, some of them are obsolete.
In fact, Fascism auspiced a rapid absorption by the new populations, which was accomplished through the enforcement of the Italian language in the toponymy, schools and public offices via the complete elimination of every provincial autonomy.
With close attention to the diarios's negotiation of a European toponymic heritage and the toponymies and vocabularies of the various ethnic groups in the Caribbean Basin, GuPauskyte refutes the theory that Columbus's language of naming was "a rigid instrument" that "carved, unerringly, the shapes of European visions onto silent and passive landscapes of the Americas" (5) and draws out the impact--largely ignored by the majority of colonial and postcolonial critics--that Taino language and toponymy had on Columbus's exploration and conceptualization of American lands.
The three agencies setting the principal toponymy of the Canadian Prairies were those that determined the economic and social geography of the region: the Crown, corporations and the established churches.
For me, five and seven ('cultural aspects' of Norfolk Island and Dudley Peninsula toponymy) represent a microcosm of what Nash is aiming for with the work as a whole.
The resolution was adopted taking into account the proposals of Bishkek mayor's office and decision of the working committee on toponymy and commemoration.