What are the same words called but with different meanings?

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What are the same words called but with different meanings?

What are the same words called but with different meanings?

In this case, the two words are "homonymous": that is, they are the same both in spelling ("homography") and in pronunciation ("homophony"), despite having two different meanings. There is usually no ambiguity when such words are placed in context (for example, eat the mile vs. run the last mile).

When are two words Homographs?

All the different phons, phonemes or words represented in writing by the same graphic sign are homographs. The homography (from the gr. Omós "equal" and gráphō "I write") is a sort of homonymy between two or more expressions that have identical signifiers on the graphic level but different on the phonic level (cf.

What has so many meanings?

Polysemy (from the Greek polysemos, "with many meanings", from polys, "multiple", and sema, "sign") in semantics indicates the property that a word has to express several meanings.

What are words with only one meaning called?

1 Which has only one meaning; which admits only one interpretation, without the possibility of misunderstandings: term u.

What are the words with the most meanings?

Polysemic words are defined. Polysemics derives from the Greek poly (many) semos (signs) which means “with many meanings” so polysemic words are words with many meanings.

What do they make one meaning?

1 Which has only one meaning; which admits only one interpretation, without the possibility of misunderstandings: term u. lawyer uniquely, so u.

What is it called when two words are joined?

A Macedonian word, also called portmanteau, mashup, synchronous neologism or aplological compound, is a neologism formed by the fusion (synchrasis or haplology) of two different words, which most often have a segment (phoneme or letter) in common.
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