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syn•o•nym



Pronunciation: (sin'u-nim), [key]
n.
1. a word having the same or nearly the same meaning as another in the language, as joyful, elated, glad.
2. a word or expression accepted as another name for something, as Arcadia for pastoral simplicity; metonym.
3. Biol.one of two or more scientific names applied to a single taxon.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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