monosemy

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monosemy (ˈmɒnəʊˌsiːmɪ)
 
n
Compare polysemy the fact of having only a single meaning; absence of ambiguity in a word
 
[C20: from mono- + (poly)semy]

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monosemy

noun
having a single meaning (absence of ambiguity) usually of individual words or phrases [ant: lexical ambiguity
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