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hyponymy

[hahy-pon-uh-mee] /haɪˈpɒn ə mi/
noun, Linguistics
1.
the state or quality of being a hyponym, a term that denotes a subcategory of a more general class: A relationship of hyponymy exists between “dog” and “animal.”.
Compare hypernymy.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; hyp- + -onymy (see -onym, -y3), on the model of homonymy, synonymy
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