homonymy

noun
hom·​on·​y·​my | \ hō-ˈmä-nə-mē How to pronounce homonymy (audio) \

Definition of homonymy

: the quality or state of being homonymous

First Known Use of homonymy

1597, in the meaning defined above

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“Homonymy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homonymy. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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