homograph

homograph

[hom-uh-graf, -grahf, hoh-muh-]
noun
a word of the same written form as another but of different meaning and usually origin, whether pronounced the same way or not, as bear 1 “to carry; support” and bear 2 “animal” or lead 1 “to conduct” and lead 2 “metal.”

Origin:
1800–10; homo- + -graph

homographic [hom-uh-graf-ik, hoh-muh-] , adjective

homograph, homonym, homophone (see synonym study at homonym).


See homonym.
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homograph (ˈhɒməˌɡræf, -ˌɡrɑːf)
 
n
Compare heteronym one of a group of words spelt in the same way but having different meanings
 
homo'graphic
 
adj

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