toponymy

[tuh-pon-uh-mee]

noun

the study of toponyms.
Anatomy. the nomenclature of the regions of the body.

Nearby words

  1. topology,
  2. topolski,
  3. toponarcosis,
  4. toponym,
  5. toponymic,
  6. topos,
  7. topotype,
  8. topper,
  9. toppie,
  10. topping

Origin of toponymy

1875–80; top- + -onomy, on the model of homonymy, synonymy; see -onym, -y3

Related formstop·o·nym·ic [top-uh-nim-ik] /ˌtɒp əˈnɪm ɪk/, top·o·nym·i·cal, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for toponymy

toponymy

noun

the study of place names
rare the anatomical nomenclature of bodily regions, as distinguished from that of specific organs or structures
Derived Formstoponymic (ˌtɒpəˈnɪmɪk) or toponymical, adjective

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