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synonymy

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noun syn·on·y·my \-mē\

Definition of synonymy

plural

synonymies

  1. 1a :  a list or collection of synonyms often defined and discriminated from each otherb :  the study or discrimination of synonyms

  2. 2 :  the scientific names that have been used to designate the same taxonomic group (as a species); also :  a list of these

  3. 3 :  the quality or state of being synonymous



1683

First Known Use of synonymy

1683


Medical Dictionary

synonymy

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noun syn·on·y·my \-mē\

Medical Definition of synonymy

plural

synonymies

  1. :  the scientific names that have been used in different publications to designate a taxonomic group (as a species); also :  a list of these




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