[ hahy-puh-nim ]
/ ˈhaɪ pə nɪm /
a term that denotes a subcategory of a more general class: “Chair” and “table” are hyponyms of “furniture.”Compare superordinate (def. 4).
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OTHER WORDS FROM hyponymhy·pon·y·mous [hahy-pon-uh-muhs], /haɪˈpɒn ə məs/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hyponym
/ (ˈhaɪpəʊnɪm) /
Derived forms of hyponymhyponymy (haɪˈpɒnəmɪ), noun
Word Origin for hyponym
C20: from hypo- + Greek onoma name
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