- /həˈmɒnəməs/ (say huh'monuhmuhs)
1. of the nature of homonyms; having the same name.
2. Optics denoting or relating to the images formed in a kind of double vision in which the image seen by the right eye is on the right side and vice versa.
Australian English dictionary. 2014.
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