/haɪˈpɒnəmi/ (say huy'ponuhmee)

the relationship between a hyponym and its more general term. Compare hypernymy.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • hyponymy — n. (Linguistics) The state or quality of being a hyponym; as, hyponymy is symbolized by the tag hypon . [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hyponymy — In linguistics, a hyponym is a word or phrase whose semantic range is included within that of another word. For example, scarlet , vermilion , carmine , and crimson are all hyponyms of red (their hypernym), which is, in turn, a hyponym of colour …   Wikipedia

  • hyponymy — /huy pon euh mee/, n. Ling. the state or quality of being a hyponym. [1950 55; HYP + onymy (see ONYM, Y3), on the model of HOMONYMY, SYNONYMY] * * * …   Universalium

  • hyponymy — noun The semantic relation between hyponyms; the quality of being hyponymous. Ant: hypernymy …   Wiktionary

  • hyponymy — noun the semantic relation of being subordinate or belonging to a lower rank or class • Syn: ↑subordination • Hypernyms: ↑semantic relation …   Useful english dictionary

  • WordNet — is a lexical database for the English language.[1] It groups English words into sets of synonyms called synsets, provides short, general definitions, and records the various semantic relations between these synonym sets. The purpose is twofold:… …   Wikipedia

  • hypernymy — n. the relation of being superordinate or belonging to a higher (more abstract) rank or class. Inverse of hyponymy. Syn: superordination. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dictionary — For other uses, see Dictionary (disambiguation). For Wikimedia s dictionary project visit Wiktionary, or see the Wiktionary article. A multi volume Latin dictionary by Egidio Forcellini. A dic …   Wikipedia

  • Lexicography — For the term in mathematics, see Lexicographical order. Lexicography is divided into two related disciplines: Practical lexicography is the art or craft of compiling, writing and editing dictionaries. Theoretical lexicography is the scholarly… …   Wikipedia

  • Lexicology — Not to be mistaken with lexicography. [http://cougar.eb.com/soundc11/l/lexico06.wav Lexicology] (from lexiko , in the Late Greek lexikon ) is that part of linguistics which studies words , their nature and meaning, words elements, relations… …   Wikipedia

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