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monosemy

Saltos de línea: mono|semy
Pronunciación: /ˈmɒnə(ʊ)ˌsiːmi
 
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Definición de monosemy en inglés:

sustantivo

[mass noun] Linguistics
The property of having only one meaning.
Example sentences
  • These concern the distinction between polysemy and homonymy, and between polysemy and monosemy.

Origen

1950s: from mono- 'one' + Greek sēma 'sign' + -y3.

Derivados

monosemic

1
adjetivo

monosemous

2
adjetivo
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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