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syn·o·nym | \ ˈsi-nə-ˌnim \
1 : one of two or more words or expressions of the same language that have the same or nearly the same meaning in some or all senses
2a : a word or phrase that by association is held to embody something (such as a concept or quality)
a tyrant whose name has become a synonym for oppression 3 : one of two or more scientific names used to designate the same taxonomic group — compare homonym