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- n. A word or phrase that has multiple meanings.
- adj. having multiple meanings
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It is also worth noting that for the Framers, “government” was an actronym: A polyseme whose original meaning was an activity that acquired the secondary meaning of “those engaged in the activity”, which for “government” would be “officials”.
There there are polyseme — different related meanings.
But the really entertaining thing about the turkey is that it is some kind of champion polyseme.
All the polyseme in the name "demotix" carries over to its identity.
It is a polyseme with multiple distinct but related meanings.
actronym — polyseme in which a word has a primary meaning as an activity, and secondary meanings as those engaged in the activity, or the time, place, or manner of the activity.
outiseme — polyseme with two meanings that depend on context, such as the way Odysseus identified himself as ‘Outis’ no man to the Cyclops, who when asked by the other Cyclopes who put out his eye said “No man”, which they took to mean no one had done it.