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onomastics

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction on·o·mas·tics \-tiks\

Definition of onomastics

  1. 1 a :  the science or study of the origins and forms of words especially as used in a specialized field b :  the science or study of the origin and forms of proper names of persons or places

  2. 2 :  the system underlying the formation and use of words especially for proper names or of words used in a specialized field

on·o·mas·ti·cian play \ˌä-nə-mas-ˈti-shən\ noun


1930

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1930


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