syn•o•nym /ˈsɪnənɪm/USA pronunciation  n. [countable]

    a word having the same or nearly the same meaning as another in the language, as joyful in relation to elated and glad.
    See -onym-.

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synonym /ˈsɪnənɪm/ n
  1. a word that means the same or nearly the same as another word, such as bucket and pail
  2. a word or phrase used as another name for something, such as Hellene for a Greek
Etymology: 16th Century: via Late Latin from Greek sunōnumon, from syn- + onoma name

ˌsynoˈnymic, ˌsynoˈnymical adj ˌsynoˈnymity n



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