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  • adj. Having the same form (orthographic/phonetic) but unrelated meaning.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the same name or sound; of or pertaining to homonymy or homonyms.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or related to or being homonyms


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  • I didn't think the theme fill was that strong, in that two were puns (MONGREL EMPIRE and the delightful MUTTVILLE NINE) while the third, CUR CURRICULUM, seemed to be just a kind of homonymic construction.

    Rex Parker Does the NYT Crossword Puzzle

  • Besides, both chose the names of their organizations with predetermined, homonymic acronyms in mind, and that immature practice is Teh Lame.

    Archive 2005-10-01

  • Traditional commentaries beginning with the Hanfeizi often play on the homonymic relation between de (virtue) and another graph also pronounced de, which means to “acquire” or


  • The traditional name, in the local Mangarrai dialect, is ora, nicely homonymic with “aura,” which these animals certainly possess.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • The second-highest incident of homonymic mistakes is by people typing on typewriters.


  • Legal positivism is here sometimes associated with the homonymic but independent doctrines of logical positivism (the meaning of a sentence is its mode of verification) or sociological positivism (social phenomena can be studied only through the methods of natural science).

    Legal Positivism

  • In Beijing sullen survivors of the massacre symbolically broke small bottles (xiaoping) homonymic with the dictator, and residents of the capital spoke ominously of sorcerers 'creating tiny effigies of 'old Deng' to be hexed and otherwise incised.

    That Old Chinese Black Magic

  • This particular colourway, "Rubin" pleases me to no end, both for it's beauty, as well as its homonymic name.

    Cast On

  • As for Isaiah's failed prediction of the Damascus ceasing to be a city forever (17: 1-2) Hays invokes poetry once again ( "homonymic trope").


  • With the deeply meaningful lyrics and homonymic wordplay that abounds in Country, it could easily be a winner, if only there were enough time to release it for the holidays.

    The Trades


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