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hypernymy

[ hahy-pur-nuh-mee ]
/ haɪˈpɜr nə mi /
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noun Linguistics.
the state or quality of being a hypernym or superordinate (a general class under which a set of subcategories is subsumed).
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Origin of hypernymy

1970–75; hyper- + -(o)nymy (see -onym; -y3)
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