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  • adj. of, relating to, or being a synonym

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to synonyms, or synonymic; synonymous.
  • n. The science, or the scientific treatment, of synonymous words.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Synonymous.
  • Of or pertaining to synonyms.


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  • But I love looking at the vast array of somewhat synonymic words.

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  • With the synonymic underbrush thus cleared, we can now address the origin of yee-haw!

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  • We always felt our own activity, for example, as 'the expansion of an idea with which our Self is identified, against an obstacle'; and the following out of such a definition through a multitude of cases elaborates the obvious so as to be little more than an exercise in synonymic speech.

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  • The influence of narrow-minded views peculiar to the earlier ages of civilization led in all languages to a confusion of ideas in the synonymic use of the words 'earth' and 'world', while the common expressions 'voyages round the world', 'map of the world', and 'new world', afford further illustrations of the same confusion.

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  • It's interesting that as soon as one begins to disect the 'Tea Party' the howling begins! please, you've got that backwards ........ it was as soon as people began to dissect "Change you can believe in" that the howling and spin began from the Obots and their MSM enablers 'what's ironic about this is that "change you can believe in" was Obama's synonymic slogan for

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  • This thoroughly researched and crafted reference book contains approximately 2,500 entries, each representing a synonymic series.

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  • "secondary" keywords or a synonymic spread of words throughout.

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  • For this aspect of L2 writing, incidentally, advanced Russian-speaking students of English may have recourse to the excellent English-Russian Synonym D.ctionary, by A.A. Rozenman and Y.D. A.resyan (Russki Yazyk Publishing House, 1980); this compendium contains 350 synonymic series, and each article in the dictionary explains the meaning of the lexemes comprising the synonymic series, provides a "best approximation" translation, and -- crucially -- supplies a detailed characterization of the similarities and differences between the synonyms, offering at the same time an analysis of the conditions in which each synonym is appropriate and where they may substitute for each other.

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