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homonym

Biology a name for a species or genus that should be unique but has been used for two or more different organisms
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The name Sarcocornietum perennis of the Canarian association is a later homonym of the Cuban name Salicornietum perennis (Art.
Third, the GSPAS synonyms become new terms and may cause homonym problems.
Additionally, homonyms, typos and citation mistakes significantly affect any database.
The explosion took place at 03:00 Turkish Local Time in front of the Atalar Representation Office located on Atalar Street which homonym with the neighborhood.
Students are in need of assistance dealing with the following: homograph and homonym. The former are words that are spelled the same, for example, Bow of the ship and Bow and arrow.
splendoris, new combination) invalid, we propose a replacement name for the junior homonym as follows:
This publication culminates with an illustration which cleverly highlights every homonym cited in the text.
He cites recent studies of 'semantic priming', where processing of word meaning is sped up when one sees a semantically related but phonologically unrelated word ('paper'/'magazine'), 'phonological inhibition', where processing is slowed down when one sees a homonym of particular word ('river bank'/'savings bank', e.g.), and 'repetition priming', when processing is sped up when one sees the same word in quick succession, which provide evidence of a difference in structure.
Ad homonym attacks, rhetoric, and posturing overshadowed substantive discussion on pressing problems.
Conversely, it will be shown that another homonym of "chino" arose in Philippines as a synonym of Sangley, the Tagalog name of the merchants from Cathay (the Middle Kingdom).
Your name akin to raven (devour)--a homonym of an inhabitant.