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hypernym

[hahy-per-nim] /ˈhaɪ pər nɪm/
noun, Linguistics
1.
superordinate (def 4).
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75; hyper- + -(o)nym
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British Dictionary definitions for hypernym

hypernym

/ˈhaɪpəˌnɪm/
noun
1.
another name for superordinate (sense 3)
Word Origin
C20: hyper- + Greek onoma name
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