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homonymhom‧o‧nym /ˈhɒmənɪm, ˈhəʊ- $ ˈhɑː-, ˈhoʊ-/ noun [countable] technical  SLa word that is spelled the same and sounds the same as another, but is different in meaning or origin. For example, the nounbear’ and the verb ‘bear’ are homonyms.homograph, homophone
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homonymSome lexical sets are also included, such as homographs and homonyms, compound nouns, and academic subjects.The analyst has to ensure that any synonyms and homonyms are detected.Ensure that synonyms and homonyms are recognised.If the homonyms are the same part of speech, they are distinguished by superior numbers following the part-of-speech label.
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