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Audiobook vs. Synonym

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Audiobooknoun

A recording, usually made available for sale, of a reading of the full text or of an abridgement of a book.

Synonymnoun

A word whose meaning is the same as that of another word.

Audiobook

An audiobook (or a talking book) is a recording of a book or other work being read out loud. A reading of the complete text is described as , while readings of shorter versions are abridgements.

‘unabridged’;

Synonymnoun

A word or phrase with a meaning that is the same as, or very similar to, another word or phrase.

‘“Happy” is a synonym of “glad”.’;

Synonymnoun

(zoology) Any of the formal names for a taxon, including the valid name (i.e. the senior synonym).

Synonymnoun

Any name for a taxon, usually a validly published, formally accepted one, but often also an unpublished name.

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Synonymnoun

(databases) An alternative (often shorter) name defined for an object in a database.

Synonymnoun

One of two or more words (commonly words of the same language) which are equivalents of each other; one of two or more words which have very nearly the same signification, and therefore may often be used interchangeably. See under Synonymous.

‘All languages tend to clear themselves of synonyms as intellectual culture advances, the superfluous words being taken up and appropriated by new shades and combinations of thought evolved in the progress of society.’; ‘His name has thus become, throughout all civilized countries, a synonym for probity and philanthropy.’; ‘In popular literary acceptation, and as employed in special dictionaries of such words, synonyms are words sufficiently alike in general signification to be liable to be confounded, but yet so different in special definition as to require to be distinguished.’;

Synonymnoun

An incorrect or incorrectly applied scientific name, as a new name applied to a species or genus already properly named, or a specific name preoccupied by that of another species of the same genus; - so used in the system of nomenclature (which see) in which the correct scientific names of certain natural groups (usually genera, species, and subspecies) are regarded as determined by priority.

Synonymnoun

One of two or more words corresponding in meaning but of different languages; a heteronym.

Synonymnoun

two words that can be interchanged in a context are said to be synonymous relative to that context

Synonymnoun

a word or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same as another word or phrase in the same language, for example shut is a synonym of close

‘‘the East’ was a synonym for the Soviet empire’; ‘‘shut’ is a synonym of ‘close’’;

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Synonymnoun

a person or thing so closely associated with a particular quality or idea that the mention of their name calls it to mind

‘the Victorian age is a synonym for sexual puritanism’;

Synonymnoun

a taxonomic name which has the same application as another, especially one which has been superseded and is no longer valid.

Synonym

A synonym is a word, morpheme, or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same as another word, morpheme, or phrase in the same language. For example, the words begin, start, commence, and initiate are all synonyms of one another; they are synonymous.

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