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toponymy

[ tuh-pon-uh-mee ]
/ təˈpɒn ə mi /
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noun
the study of toponyms.
Anatomy. the nomenclature of the regions of the body.
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Origin of toponymy

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

OTHER WORDS FROM toponymy

top·o·nym·ic [top-uh-nim-ik], /ˌtɒp əˈnɪm ɪk/, top·o·nym·i·cal, adjective
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How to use toponymy in a sentence

  • Yet the Arabs have left almost a deeper mark upon the toponymy of the country.

    Spain|Wentworth Webster

British Dictionary definitions for toponymy

toponymy
/ (təˈpɒnɪmɪ) /

noun
the study of place names
rare the anatomical nomenclature of bodily regions, as distinguished from that of specific organs or structures

Derived forms of toponymy

toponymic (ˌtɒpəˈnɪmɪk) or toponymical, adjective
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