homonymy

[ huh-mon-uh-mee, hoh- ]
/ həˈmɒn ə mi, hoʊ- /

noun

homonymous state.

Nearby words

  1. homonymous construction,
  2. homonymous diplopia,
  3. homonymous hemianopsia,
  4. homonymously,
  5. homonyms,
  6. homoousian,
  7. homophil,
  8. homophile,
  9. homophily,
  10. homophobe

Origin of homonymy

1545–55; < Late Latin homōnymia < Greek homōnymía, equivalent to homṓnym(os) homonymous + -ia -y3

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