heteronym definition

  • noun:
    • 1 of 2 or higher terms which have identical spellings but various meanings and pronunciations, such as for instance line (some things arranged in a line), pronounced (rō), and line (a fight), pronounced (rou).
    • A word obtaining the same spelling as another, but an unusual pronunciation and definition.
    • A fictitious personality created by an author for the true purpose of writing in an alternate style.
    • what is heteronymous; anything having yet another title or designation from several other thing; -- against homonym.
    • A word having a new noise and meaning from another, however the same spelling, as lead, conduct, and lead, a metal: distinguished from homonym in a narrow sense—that is, a word having the same noise as another, however the same spelling.
    • yet another name of the same thing; a name within one language specifically translating a name an additional language; a linguistic synonym, having actually exactly the same meaning as several other word of another language.
    • two terms tend to be heteronyms if they are spelled exactly the same way but differ in pronunciation

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