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Homonym Definition

Two or more words which share the same spelling and pronunciation but have different meanings e.g. 'pole' and 'pole'.

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

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homograph, homophone, word

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\Hom"o*nym\, n. [Cf. F. homonyme. See {Homonymous}.] A word having the same sound as another, but differing from it in meaning; as the noun bear and the verb bear. [Written also {homonyme}.]

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