homograph definition

  • noun:
    • One of two or higher words having similar spelling but differ in origin, definition, and often pronunciation, such reasonable (pleasing to look at) and fair (market) or wind (wĭnd) and wind (wīnd).
    • A word that's spelled exactly like another word, generally having another etymology, including "bear", the animal, and "bear", to support, to tolerate, etc.
    • One of two or higher words identical in orthography, but having various derivations and definitions.
    • In philology, a word which includes the same form as another, though of a different origin and signification: therefore, base the adjective and base the noun, fair the adjective and fair the noun, tend to be homographs. See homonym.
    • two words are homographs if they're spelled exactly the same way but differ in meaning (example. reasonable)

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