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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Definitions for polysemous

  1. Having a diversity of meanings.

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Citations for polysemous
Stupid and crafty, inept or successful, comic or threatening, these hesitations and ambiguities anticipate the polysemous nineteenth-century dandy. Domna C. Stanton, The Aristocrat As Art
She knows she cannot find this mystery, and that is because of its polysemous senses. Oumou Armand Diarra, The Shadow of the Mysterious Nayouma
Origin of polysemous
1895-1900
Polysemous combines the Greek roots poly-, "many," and sema, "sign."
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