from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having different names or designations; standing in opposite relations.
from The 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.
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)