Definitions

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  • n. A term that denotes a whole whose part is denoted by another term, such as 'face' in relation to 'eye'.

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  • n. a word that names the whole of which a given word is a part

Etymologies

holo- + -onym (Wiktionary)

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  • JM observes that Holonym House has plenty of rooms.

    April 6, 2011