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heteronymous

[het-uh-ron-uh-muh s]
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adjective
  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of a heteronym.
  2. having different names, as a pair of correlatives: Father and son are heteronymous relatives.

Origin of heteronymous

First recorded in 1725–35, heteronymous is from the Late Greek word heterṓnymos having a different name. See heteronym, -ous
Related formshet·er·on·y·mous·ly, adverb
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