American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Being, relating to, or of the nature of a heteronym.
- adj. Being different names or terms but having correspondence or interrelationship, as mother and daughter.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to, of the nature of, or having a heteronym.
- Of a different name: specifically, in optics, said of the double images of an object as seen under certain conditions. See homonymous.
- adj. Of, or relating to a heteronym
- adj. Being different words, but having a common relationship e.g. brother and sister are siblings of each other
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having different names or designations; standing in opposite relations.
- From Late Greek heterōnumos, from Greek, with a different denominator : Greek hetero-, hetero- + Greek onoma, name; see nŏ̄-men- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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