synonymous

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adjective syn·on·y·mous \-məs\

Definition of synonymous

  1. 1 :  having the character of a synonym; also :  alike in meaning or significance

  2. 2 :  having the same connotations, implications, or reference <to runners, Boston is synonymous with marathon — Runners World>

synonymously

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SYNONYMOUS Defined for English Language Learners

synonymous

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adjective syn·on·y·mous \-məs\

Definition of synonymous for English Language Learners

  • : having the same meaning

  • : strongly suggesting a particular idea, quality, etc. : very strongly associated with something


SYNONYMOUS Defined for Kids

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adjective syn·on·y·mous \sə-ˈnä-nə-məs\

Definition of synonymous for Students

  1. :  alike in meaning



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