noun[mass noun] Linguistics
The property of having only one meaning.
- These concern the distinction between polysemy and homonymy, and between polysemy and monosemy.
- Example sentences
- It might be unclear, in any given case, whether a word should be regarded as polysemous or monosemous.
- Fortunately, about half of abbreviations (5772 in the supplemental abbreviation file) seem to be monosemous.
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