homonymous

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj homonymous of or related to or being homonyms
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Homonymous Having the same name or designation, but different meaning or relation; hence, equivocal; ambiguous.
    • Homonymous Having the same name or designation; standing in the same relation; -- opposed to heteronymous.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • homonymous Of the same name; expressed or characterized by the same term. In optics, the double images of an object produced by the eyes under certain conditions are said to be homonymous if respectively on the same side as the eye in which they are produced—that is, when the right-hand image is that produced in the right eye, etc.; if the images are on opposite sides, they are called heteronymous.
    • homonymous Having the same sound, but different significations or origins, or applied to different things; equivocal; ambiguous; specifically, in philology, of the character of homonyms. See homonym, 2.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Homonymous having the same name: having different significations: ambiguous: equivocal
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. homonymus, Gr. ; the same + , for name; akin to E. name,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. homonyme—Gr. homōnymoshomos, the same, onoma, name.

Usage

In literature:

Did he attribute this homonymity to information or coincidence or intuition?
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
Homonymous: pertaining to homology of parts arranged on a transverse axis similarly developed and of equal function.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
Doublets and homonyms are of frequent occurrence, and the origin of some names is obscured by the well-meaning efforts of early philologists.
"The Romance of Words (4th ed.)" by Ernest Weekley
There are also reviewed 20 homonyms which commonly are confused by children of this grade.
"Lippincott's Horn-Ashbaugh Speller" by Ernest Horn
My reader will be able to find many other homonyms in the lists of names given further on.
"Shadowings" by Lafcadio Hearn
In his Biblioteca (p. 340), Retana has gathered a few of these homonyms and synonyms.
"Some notes on the bibliography of the Philippines" by Thomas Cooke Middleton
With red glass and vertically deviating prisms homonymous diplopia corrected by prism 3 deg.
"Schweigger on Squint" by C. Schweigger
Our spelling lesson for this week contains a list of most of the commonly used homonyms.
"Plain English" by Marian Wharton
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In news:

Be discreet with discrete meanings of homonyms.
Be Discreet With Discrete Meanings of Homonyms.
Homonyms are words that sound alike but have different meanings and spellings.
Operation Tank NBC is in full force on 30 Rock, but it'll take more than just God Cop and Homonym to bring the Peacock down.
" It would translate as "cheep cheep," which isn't so evocative as a restaurant name but serves, homonymically at least, to describe one aspect of Mr Pio Pio, a chicken-specialty eatery on Albany's ...
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In science:

Homonymous predicates are disambiguated for word senses, and related predicates (e. g. a verb and its nominalisation) are assigned to a common predicate group.
Building a resource for studying translation shifts
Conversely, two different concepts may have the same name in different fields (for instance, hybrid is commonly used to specify software hybridization, hardware hybridization or algorithmic hybridization) and such homonyms may drastically increase the number of suggested but unrelated papers.
Recommendation on Academic Networks using Direction Aware Citation Analysis
Remark 17 Notice the similarity between moves II, III, and IV and the “homonymous” moves in .
On 4-fold covering moves
ISI publications have not been found because of misspelling or different spelling of the name of the author. P¸ekalski might sometimes appear as P−kalski , but P ekalski is not so a troublesome case,- we have only found a homonym A. P¸ekalski in Delft, in engineering.
Andrzej Pekalski networks of scientific interests with internal degrees of freedom through self-citation analysis
A demon applies local random unitaries ˆUi on each Sj , which then undergo a joint evolution with the homonymous element of the ancillary register Aj .
Activating optomechanical entanglement
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