hyponymy

hyponymy

[hahy-pon-uh-mee]
noun Linguistics.
the state or quality of being a hyponym.

Origin:
1950–55; hyp- + -onymy (see -onym, -y3), on the model of homonymy, synonymy

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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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