VOCABULARY DEFINITION - Synonym

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VOCABULARY DEFINITION - Synonym

Post  Vincent Law on Mon May 07, 2012 5:47 am

VOCABULARY DEFINITION - Synonym:


noun
1. A word having the same or nearly the same meaning as another word or other words in a language.
2. A word or an expression that serves as a figurative or symbolic substitute for another.
3. Biology A scientific name of an organism or of a taxonomic group that has been superseded by another name at the same rank.

[Middle English sinonyme, from Old French synonyme, from Latin synnymum, from Greek sunnumon, from neuter of sunnumos, synonymous; see synonymous.]
syno·nymic, syno·nymi·cal adj.
syno·nymi·ty n.

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