Synonym

Definition of Synonym

Syn´o`nym   Pronunciation: sĭn´ô`nĭm
n.1.One of two or more words (commonly words of the same language) which are equivalents of each other; one of two or more words which have very nearly the same signification, and therefore may often be used interchangeably. See under Synonymous.
His name has thus become, throughout all civilized countries, a synonym for probity and philanthropy.
- Macaulay.
2.An incorrect or incorrectly applied scientific name, as a new name applied to a species or genus already properly named, or a specific name preoccupied by that of another species of the same genus; - so used in the system of nomenclature (which see) in which the correct scientific names of certain natural groups (usually genera, species, and subspecies) are regarded as determined by priority.
3.One of two or more words corresponding in meaning but of different languages; a heteronym.

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