Definitions for polysemous

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pol•y•se•myˈpɒl iˌsi mi, pəˈlɪs ə mi(n.)

  1. diversity of meanings.

    Category: Language/Linguistics

Origin of polysemy:

< F polysémie (1897) < LL polysēm(us) with many meanings (< Gk polýsēmos)


Princeton's WordNet

  1. polysemous, polysemantic(adj)

    of words; having many meanings


  1. polysemous(Adjective)

    Having multiple meanings or interpretations.

  2. Origin: From polysemus, from πολύσημος, from πολύς + σημαίνω.


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