hypernym

[hahy-per-nim]

noun Linguistics.


Nearby words

  1. hypermyotonia,
  2. hypermyotrophy,
  3. hypernatremia,
  4. hyperneocytosis,
  5. hypernova,
  6. hypernymy,
  7. hyperon,
  8. hyperonychia,
  9. hyperopia,
  10. hyperopic astigmatism

Origin of hypernym

First recorded in 1970–75; hyper- + -(o)nym

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British Dictionary definitions for hypernym

hypernym

noun

another name for superordinate (def. 3)

Word Origin for hypernym

C20: hyper- + Greek onoma name

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