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Meaning of hyponym

hy•po•nym

Pronunciation: (hī'pu-nim), [key]
— n. Ling.
  1. a term that denotes a subcategory of a more general class:Cf. superordinate (def. 4). “Chair” and “table” are hyponyms of “furniture.”
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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