synonymity

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n synonymity the semantic relation that holds between two words that can (in a given context) express the same meaning
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: No language has more synonyms than English.
    • n synonymity The state of being synonymous; synonymy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: "The verb "cleave" is the only English word with two synonyms which are antonyms of each other: adhere and separate.
    • Synonymity the state of being synonymous
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Quotations

  • Susie Orbach
    Susie Orbach
    “We know that every woman wants to be thin. Our images of womanhood are almost synonymous with thinness.”
  • Francis Bacon
    Francis%20Bacon
    “Knowledge and human power are synonymous.”
  • Warren Bennis
    Warren Bennis
    “Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple, and it is also that difficult.”
  • John Barrymore
    John%20Barrymore
    “I am thinking of taking a fifth wife. Why not? Solomon had a thousand wives and he is a synonym for wisdom.”
  • Leonard Bernstein
    Leonard Bernstein
    “Technique is communication: the two words are synonymous in conductors.”
  • Burt Bacharach
    Burt Bacharach
    “A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the word you first thought of.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. synōnymonsyn, with, onoma, a name.

Usage

In literature:

Some of them have a record that is almost a synonym for patriotism.
"California, Romantic and Resourceful" by John F. Davis
With Neewa, fat and good humour and contentment were all synonymous.
"Nomads of the North" by James Oliver Curwood
Commerce and Holland were simply synonymous terms.
"History of the United Netherlands, 1590-1599, Vol. III. Complete" by John Lothrop Motley
Music and beauty are synonymous, just as their form and substance are indivisible.
"Chopin: The Man and His Music" by James Huneker
It is a survival of childhood, when death is synonymous with absence.
"Constance Dunlap" by Arthur B. Reeve
Could the mere desire of good be sufficient to attain it; and was the attempt at virtue synonymous with success?
"The Disowned, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Intimacy with the Italian was still part and parcel in that knowledge which was the synonym of power.
"My Novel, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The more synonyms we possess the better.
"America To-day, Observations and Reflections" by William Archer
The term "sailor" in the minds of those good people was synonymous with "blackguard" or "drunken vagabond.
"Jack in the Forecastle" by John Sherburne Sleeper
The equality of poverty cannot be established, for it would be synonymous with the stagnation of civilisation.
"Freeland" by Theodor Hertzka
Hence the contemptuous term of "kidney-eaters," synonymous with dotard.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 10, Issue 269, August 18, 1827" by Various
In no part of the world are one nationality and one religion synonymous terms: nor has it ever been so in India.
"Freedom's Battle" by Mahatma Gandhi
Loyalty to the sovereign is synonymous with duty, and is outwardly shown by obedience.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume I" by John Lord
It was however reserved for Euclid to make his name almost synonymous with geometry.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume III" by John Lord
Synonym = sinonimo, egalsenco.
"English-Esperanto Dictionary" by John Charles O'Connor and Charles Frederic Hayes
Edwardes and Edwardes is a synonym for Gibraltar.
"Destiny" by Charles Neville Buck
In Polotzk we had supposed that "America" was practically synonymous with "Boston.
"Modern Prose And Poetry; For Secondary Schools" by Various
The word 'synonym,' as the archbishop observes, is, in strict reality, a misnomer.
"Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 427" by Various
Phil., 395, 1862 (synonymous with Kitunaha).
"Indian Linguistic Families Of America, North Of Mexico" by John Wesley Powell
Synonyms are words which have the same meaning.
"Plain English" by Marian Wharton
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In poetry:

To break her party bonds of shame,
And labor with the zeal of him
To make the Democratic name
Of Liberty the synonyme,--
"Rantoul" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Then Eve, the synonym of grace,
Drew nearer to the solemn place,
And heard the words to music set
In tones so sweet, she ne'er forgot.
"The Saxon Legend Of Language" by Mary Weston Fordham
Big cheese is synonymous name,
With the fertile district of the Thame,
Here dairy system's understood,
And they are made both large and good.
"Fertile Lands and Mammoth Cheese" by James McIntyre
Dear Margaret! that "pearl-name"
Is thine--and may it be
The synonym of goodness,
Of truth and purity,
And all ennobling graces
Exemplified in thee.
"Margaret" by Hattie Howard
We promised loud, and boasted high,
"To break our country's chains, or die;"
And, should we quail, that country's name
Will be the synonym of shame.
"We Must Not Fail" by Thomas Osborne Davis
To find at last all beauty is but dust;
That love and sorrow are the very same;
That joy is only suffering's sweeter name;
And sense is but the synonym of lust.
"The Land Of Illusion" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

The online service that was once synonymous with "online" may have finally shot itself in the foot one to many times.
Martha's Vineyard is a name synonymous with fresh seafood.
Over the years, Ascot has become synonymous with fashion.
These are three words that are synonymous with the Assassin's Creed series.
If there is any novelist in recent years who is synonymous with Brooklyn, it's Paul Auster .
Few names are as synonymous with McPherson High School basketball as Mike Henson , so it was only a matter of time before the former head coach was added to the MHS Wall of Fame.
We've been robbed of a gem, by a disease as mysterious and elusive today as when it claimed the life of the sports legend whose name is synonymous with it.
So why then is Hoover 's name as synonymous with shantytowns and breadlines as the iconic dam.
Fans of DC Comics will remember that description as a synonym for Htrae (that's Earth, backwards), a place that is the converse to our own planet.
To most non- Hungarians , the music is synonymous with the campfire, the open road and the Gypsies.
The court case over his refusal to be interned during World War II went to the US Supreme Court and became synonymous with the debate over civil liberties during time of war.
Yes, the ex-con, disgraced junk bond king, who is virtually synonymous with 1980s greed.
Live music in Fairbanks is synonymous with one group: Sweating Honey.
The familiar "walking fingers" logo was once synonymous with the telephone yellow pages, but fraud artists sending bogus bills to telephone subscribers are illegally collecting over $500 million annually, Qwest said.
Throughout my childhood, Saturday afternoons were synonymous with the movies.
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In science:

We do not intend "cluster" to be synonymous with "cluster of PCs," although this is, again, the most common case, for reasons of economics.
Cluster Computing White Paper
The very fact that Abell cluster has become a synonymous with rich cluster tells us a lot about the importance of this paper.
From Messier to Abell: 200 years of science with galaxy clusters
Finally, it is clear that the definition of state is not synonymous either with the concept of a wave function or the concept of a density operator (A XI).
Quantum Computation and Quantum Information: Are They Related to Quantum Paradoxology?
Together these results confirm the Einstein Equivalence Principle which underlies the concept that gravitation is synonymous with spacetime geometry, and must be described by a metric theory.
Was Einstein Right? Testing Relativity at the Centenary
We begin in Sec. 2 with the “Einstein equivalence principle”, which underlies the idea that gravity and curved spacetime are synonymous, and describe its empirical support.
Was Einstein Right? Testing Relativity at the Centenary
In the sequel, the names Differential Calculus (or simply Calculus) and Analysis shall be regarded as synonyms to the CDG of smooth manifolds.
`Iconoclastic', Categorical Quantum Gravity
In a third step, the relationship between each transeme and the architranseme – either synonymic or hyponymic – is established.
Building a resource for studying translation shifts
If both are synonymic with the architranseme, no shift has occurred.
Building a resource for studying translation shifts
Otherwise, there are three major categories of shifts: modulation (if one transeme is a synonym and the other a hyponym), modification (if both transemes are hyponymic with respect to the architranseme), and mutation (if there is no relationship between the transemes).
Building a resource for studying translation shifts
LSP and the Main traffic are used as synonyms.
Use MPLS in Lan's
We emphasize at this point that with salt at high η , a better self-consistency is not necessarily synonymous with the fact that Pmicro is in itself a better approximation for P .
Testing the relevance of effective interaction potentials between highly charged colloids in suspension
The phrase Riemannian geometry is often taken to be synonymous with general relativity and the Higgs force is an analogy of gravity. A Riemann-Cartan geometry is one in which the connection is allowed to have a non-zero antisymmetric part and in this way it is a generalisation of general relativity.
Finite temperature corrections and embedded strings in noncommutative geometry and the standard model with neutrino mixing
Since m(, 0) „  the terms proper mass and rest mass should not be used synonymously.
On the concept of relativistic mass
By the exponential Herglotz representation (or, synonymously, the Herglotz representation of ln H (z)), this determines H up to a (positive) multiplicative constant.
The absolutely continuous spectrum of one-dimensional Schr"odinger operators
Qp . 1Usually the terms “refinable function” and “scaling function” are synonyms in the literature, and they are used in both senses: as a solution to the refinable equation and as a function generating MRA.
$p$-Adic multiresolution analysis and wavelet frames
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