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polysemous

play
adjective po·ly·se·mous \ˌpä-lē-ˈsē-məs, pə-ˈli-sə-məs\

Definition of polysemous

  1. :  having multiple meanings

polysemy

play \pə-ˈli-sə-mē, ˈpä-lē-ˌsē-mē\ noun


Variants of polysemous

or

polysemic

play \ˌpä-lē-ˈsē-mik\

Origin and Etymology of polysemous

Late Latin polysemus, from Greek polysēmos, from poly- + sēma sign


First Known Use: 1884


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