hyponym

[hahy-puh-nim]
noun Linguistics.
a term that denotes a subcategory of a more general class: “Chair” and “table” are hyponyms of “furniture.” Compare superordinate ( def 4 ).

Origin:
1960–65; hyp- + -onym, or as back formation from hyponymy

hyponymous [hahy-pon-uh-muhs] , adjective
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hyponym (ˈhaɪpəʊnɪm)
 
n
superordinate synonym Compare antonym a word whose meaning is included in that of another word: `scarlet', `vermilion', and `crimson' are hyponyms of `red'
 
[C20: from hypo- + Greek onoma name]
 
hyponymy
 
n

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