-onym, -onymy, -onymic, -onymically, -onymous, -onymously, -nym
(Greek: name; word)
2. Having an implication similar to the idea expressed by another word: If one person, thing, or idea is synonymous with another, there is an extremely close connection between them, so someone can't think of one without also thinking of the other one.
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2. The semantic relation that holds between two words which can (in a given context) express the same meaning.
3. The study, classification, and distinguishing of synonyms.
4. The relation between two words or phrases with the same meaning; such as, "gift" and "donation".
2. A taxonomic designation; such as, Gorilla gorilla and Apus apus (common swift); in which the genus and species names are the same, commonly used in zoology but no longer in botany.
3. Words that are double strings: "The following words are tautonyms: beriberi, booboo, coco, mama, murmur, and papa."
Absolute tautonymy is the identical spelling of a generic or subgeneric name and the specific or subspecific name of one of its originally included nominal species or subspecies.
Linnaean tautonymy is the identical spelling of a new generic or subgeneric name established before 1931 and a pre-1758 name cited as a synonym of only one of the species or subspecies originally included in that genus.
Virtual tautonymy is the nearly identical spelling, or the same origin or meaning, of a generic or subgeneric name and the specific or subspecific name in a binomen or trinomen (not a term regulated by the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature).
- "champagne" from Champagne in France
- "cashmere" from Kashmir in India
3. A descriptive place-name, usually derived from some topographical feature of the place.
4. The place-names of a country, or district, as a subject of study; for example, London, Mount Everest, and San Francisco, Death Valley, etc.
5. A scientific name for a part of the body.
2. A word derived from a place name; such as, "champagne", from "Champagne" in France; or "cashmere", from "Kashmir" in India.
2. The place names of a region or language and the study of such place names.
3. Anatomy nomenclature which refers to a region of the body rather than to its organs or structures.