Definition of subsense in English:


Syllabification: sub·sense
Pronunciation: /ˈsəbˌsens


  • A subsidiary sense of a word defined in a dictionary.
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    • Dictionaries usually put polysemous words with all their senses in one article and homonymous words in two or more articles, dividing each into senses and subsenses as appropriate.
    • The various English glosses are separated by commas and by semicolons, the latter being used to separate what CDNTG identifies as distinct subsenses, or different semantic nuances.
    • Clicking on a control displays the selected property for all senses and subsenses.

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