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Meaning of synonymy

syn•on•y•my

Pronunciation: (si-non'u-mē), [key]
— pl. -mies
  1. the quality of being synonymous; equivalence in meaning.
  2. the study of synonyms.
  3. a set, list, or system of synonyms.
  4. a list of the scientific names, with explanatory matter and location of type or types, for a particular taxonomic group.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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