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[huh-mon-uh-muh s, hoh-]
  1. of the nature of homonyms; having the same name.
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Origin of homonymous

1615–25; < Latin homōnymus < Greek homṓnymos of the same name, equivalent to hom(o)- homo- + -ōnymos named, adj. derivative of ónyma name, -onym (for vowel lengthening see anonymous); see -ous
Related formsho·mon·y·mous·ly, adverb
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  • Homonymous: where the same name is applied to different conceptions.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

    John. B. Smith

Word Origin and History for homonymous


1620s, from Latin homonymus, from Greek homonymos "having the same name" (see homonym). Homonymy "quality of being homonymous" is from 1590s.

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homonymous in Medicine


(hō-mŏnə-məs, hə-)
  1. Having the same name.
  2. Relating to the same sides of a field of vision.
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