[huh-mon-uh-muh s, hoh-]
- of the nature of homonyms; having the same name.
Origin of homonymous
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Homonymous: where the same name is applied to different conceptions.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
1620s, from Latin homonymus, from Greek homonymos "having the same name" (see homonym). Homonymy "quality of being homonymous" is from 1590s.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Having the same name.
- Relating to the same sides of a field of vision.
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