What is another word for synonymy?

70 synonyms found


[ sˈɪnənˌɪmi], [ sˈɪnənˌɪmi], [ s_ˈɪ_n_ə_n_ˌɪ_m_i]

How to use "Synonymy" in context?

Synonymy is the mutual understanding of two or more words that denote the same concept. Because words are symbols that represent objects and concepts in the world, synonymy can provide a more precise understanding of these concepts. For example, the words "horse" and "scarecrow" both refer to an animal that is typically used for transportation, but the meanings of these words are different. In the case of "horse," the term refers to a living creature that can be ridden, while in the case of "scarecrow," the term refers to a figure that is used in scarecrows, typically to frighten birds.

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