toponymy

[ tuh-pon-uh-mee ]
/ təˈpɒn ə mi /

noun

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

Origin of toponymy

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

Related forms

top·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

/ (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

toponymic (ˌtɒpəˈnɪmɪk) or toponymical, adjective
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