Definition of heteronym in English:

heteronym

Line breaks: het¦ero|nym
Pronunciation: /ˈhɛtərə(ʊ)nɪm
 
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noun

Linguistics
  • 1Each of two or more words which are spelled identically but have different sounds and meanings, such as tear meaning ‘rip’ and tear meaning ‘liquid from the eye’.
  • 2Each of two or more words which are used to refer to the identical thing in different geographical areas of a speech community, such as nappy and diaper.
  • 3Each of two words having the same meaning but derived from unrelated sources, for example preface and foreword. Contrasted with paronym.

Derivatives

heteronymic

Pronunciation: /-ˈnɪmɪk/
adjective
More example sentences
  • Insofar as ‘the apostles’ teachings’ refer to their activities while ministering with Him, you have at least the beginnings of a persuasive case; but your assertion that ‘Lord’ is heteronymic loses force since it is the Hebrew that is translated into Greek, and not vice-versa.

heteronymous

Pronunciation: /-ˈɒnɪməs/
adjective

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