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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: synonymum, from Greek, from synonymos 'synonymous', from syn- ( SYN-) + onyma 'name'

synonym

noun
     
Related topics: Linguistics
syn‧o‧nym [countable] technical
SL a word with the same meaning as another word in the same language [↪ antonym]
synonym for/of
'Shut' is a synonym of 'closed'.

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