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- n. A more specific term; a subordinate grouping word or phrase.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a word that is more specific (less abstract) than a given word; a term designating a class which is a subtype of the given word; a subcategory; a subtype. Inverse of hypernym.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A systematic name applied to an undetermined group of animals or plants, and thus not fully or finally established.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a word that is more specific than a given word
Psycholinguistic research has shown that the receiver naturally associates a word with its opposite, e.g. "man - woman," a hyponym, i.e. a word semantically subordinate, e.g. "fruit - apple" or a synonym.
Automatic Thesaurus Generation Hearst (1992) presents an algorithm that can automatically generate a thesaurus or dictionary: Learning hyponym, meronym relations and more.