homonymous [huh-mon-uh-muh s, hoh-] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. of the nature of homonyms; having the same name.

Origin of homonymous 1615–25; Latin homōnymus Greek homṓnymos of the same name, equivalent to hom(o)- homo- + -ōnymos named, adj. derivative of ónyma name, -onym (for vowel lengthening see anonymous); see -ous Related formsho·mon·y·mous·ly, adverb Examples from the Web for homonymous Historical Examples of homonymous

  • Homonymous: where the same name is applied to different conceptions.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

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  • Word Origin and History for homonymous adj.

    1620s, from Latin homonymus, from Greek homonymos “having the same name” (see homonym). Homonymy “quality of being homonymous” is from 1590s.

    homonymous in Medicine homonymous [hō-mŏn′ə-məs, hə-] adj.

    1. Having the same name.
    2. Relating to the same sides of a field of vision.

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