heteronymous

adjective het·er·on·y·mous \ ¦hetə¦ränəməs \

Definition of heteronymous

: having different designations
  • parent and child are heteronymous relatives
opposed to homonymous

heteronymously

adverb

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Origin and Etymology of heteronymous

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


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