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Heteronym vs. Homonym

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Heteronymnoun

(linguistics) A word having the same spelling as another, but a different pronunciation and meaning.

‘Agape, "astonished" or "wide open," is a heteronym of agape, "Christian love."’;

Homonymnoun

A word that both sounds and is spelled the same as another word.

Heteronymnoun

(literature) A fictitious character created by an author for the purpose of writing in a different style.

Homonymnoun

(loosely) A word that sounds or is spelled the same as another word, technically called a homophone (same sound) or a homograph (same spelling).

Heteronymnoun

That which is heteronymous; a thing having a different name or designation from some other thing; - opposed to homonym.

Homonymnoun

(taxonomy) A name for a taxon that is identical in spelling to another name that belongs to a different taxon.

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Heteronymnoun

two words are heteronyms if they are spelled the same way but differ in pronunciation (e.g. `bow')

Homonymnoun

A word having the same sound as another, but differing from it in meaning; as the noun bear and the verb bear.

Homonymnoun

two words are homonyms if they are pronounced or spelled the same way but have different meanings

Homonymnoun

each of two or more words having the same spelling or pronunciation but different meanings and origins.

Homonymnoun

a Latin name which is identical to that of a different organism, the newer of the two names being invalid.

Homonym

In linguistics, homonyms, broadly defined, are words which are homographs (words that share the same spelling, regardless of pronunciation) or homophones (words that share the same pronunciation, regardless of spelling), or both. For example, according to this definition, the words row (propel with oars), row (argument) and row (a linear arrangement) are homonyms, as are the words see (vision) and sea (body of water).

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