heteronymous

adjective

het·​er·​on·​y·​mous
¦hetə¦ränəməs
: having different designations
parent and child are heteronymous relatives
opposed to homonymous
heteronymously adverb

Word History

Etymology

Late Greek heterōnymos, from Greek hetero- heter- + onyma, onoma name

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“Heteronymous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heteronymous. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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