hyponym definition

  • noun:
    • A more particular term; a subordinate grouping word or expression.
    • a word that is more specific (less abstract) than confirmed term; a term designating a course that will be a subtype of the offered word; a subcategory; a subtype. Inverse of hypernym.
    • A systematic title put on an undetermined number of pets or plants, and so perhaps not totally or finally set up.
    • a word that's more certain than confirmed term

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