synonymy

noun syn·on·y·my \ sə-ˈnä-nə-mē \

Definition of synonymy

plural synonymies
1 a : a list or collection of synonyms often defined and discriminated from each other
b : the study or discrimination of synonyms
2 : the scientific names that have been used to designate the same taxonomic group (such as a species); also : a list of these
3 : the quality or state of being synonymous

First Known Use of synonymy

1683

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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synonymy

noun syn·on·y·my \ -mē \

medical Definition of synonymy

plural synonymies
: the scientific names that have been used in different publications to designate a taxonomic group (as a species); also : a list of these


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