Definition of synonymy in English:


Line breaks: syn|onymy
Pronunciation: /sɪˈnɒnɪmi


[mass noun]
  • The state of being synonymous.
    More example sentences
    • It is our aim in this paper to establish the synonymy of these genera.
    • However, the synonymy of these terms has not been verified.
    • For determinacy of translation implies the possibility of synonymy: if translation is determinate, the possibility of synonymy is implied as a special case of ‘translation’ within a language.


mid 16th century: via late Latin from Greek sunōnumia, from sunōnumos (see synonym).

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