from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The place-names of a country or district, or a register of such names.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The designation of position and direction.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative spelling of toponymy.

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

  • noun the nomenclature of regional anatomy
  • noun the branch of lexicology that studies the place names of a region or a language


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  • The Copycat Effect (NY: Simon and Schuster, 2004), and in forthcoming books, with further explorations in onomatology (the study of names) and toponomy (the study of places).

    Twilight Language

  • On the other hand, Dr. Burrill's article on "Toponomy and Cultural History" is a very good example of how toponomy (and lexicography in general) and history can benefit from each other.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XXIII No 4


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