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hyponym

[hahy-puh-nim] /ˈhaɪ pə nɪm/
noun, Linguistics
1.
a term that denotes a subcategory of a more general class: “Chair” and “table” are hyponyms of “furniture.”.
Compare superordinate (def 4).
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; hyp- + -onym, or as back formation from hyponymy
Related forms
hyponymous
[hahy-pon-uh-muh s] /haɪˈpɒn ə məs/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hyponym

hyponym

/ˈhaɪpəʊnɪm/
noun
1.
a word whose meaning is included in that of another word: `scarlet', `vermilion', and `crimson' are hyponyms of `red' Compare superordinate (sense 3), synonym, antonym
Derived Forms
hyponymy (haɪˈpɒnəmɪ) noun
Word Origin
C20: from hypo- + Greek onoma name
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