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hypernym

[ hahy-per-nim ]
/ ˈhaɪ pər nɪm /
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noun Linguistics.
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Origin of hypernym

First recorded in 1970–75; hyper- + -(o)nym
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British Dictionary definitions for hypernym

hypernym
/ (ˈhaɪpəˌnɪm) /

noun
another name for superordinate (def. 3)

Word Origin for hypernym

C20: hyper- + Greek onoma name
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