Definition of Hyponym

1. Noun. A word that is more specific than a given word.

Exact synonyms: Subordinate, Subordinate Word
Generic synonyms: Word



Definition of Hyponym

1. Noun. (semantics) A more specific term; a subordinate grouping word or phrase. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hyponym

1. a word that denotes a subcategory [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hyponym

hyponea
hyponeas
hyponeocytosis
hyponeuston
hyponitrite
hyponitrites
hyponitrous
hyponitrous acid
hyponoia
hyponoias
hyponutrition
hyponychia
hyponychial
hyponychium
hyponychon
hyponym (current term)
hyponymic
hyponymically
hyponymies
hyponymous
hyponyms
hyponymy
hypooncotic
hypoorthocytosis
hypoosmolar
hypoosmolarity
hypoosmotic
hypoovarianism
hypopancreatism
hypopancreorrhoea

Literary usage of Hyponym

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1902)
"When the natural group to which the name applies is undetermined (hyponym). (a) A specific name is a hyponym when it has not been connected with a ..."

2. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord. Britton, Hon. Addison. Brown (1913)
"hyponym. 1/90.] Herbs, sometimes shrubby, and mostly acaulescent, with odd-pinnate leaves, and racemose or spicate flowers. Calyx-teeth nearly equal. ..."

3. North American Flora by New York Botanical Garden (1905)
"13; hyponym. 1755) ; Kuntze, Rev. Gen. 5. 1891. ... 1: 113 ; hyponym. 1755) ; Kearney, Bull. Torrey Club 21 : 173. 1894. Shrubs, with opposite leaves and ..."

4. Torreya by Torrey Botanical Club (1908)
"This generic name, published without a type in 1879, and therefore a hyponym, must give way to the generic name ..."

5. Bulletin of the New York Botanical Garden by New York Botanical Garden (1908)
"(3) Homonym, previously used for another genus or only a variation in spelling of the name of another genus. (4) hyponym, not as- sociable with a ..."

6. The Cactaceae: Descriptions and Illustrations of Plants of the Cactus Family by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Joseph Nelson Rose (1920)
"1907, as hyponym. Tall, 2 to 5 meters high, more or less branching, pale green, a little glaucous; branches i to 1.5 dm. in diameter, 4 to 8-ribbed; ..."

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