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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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(2) The biblical word kidon is homonymic with this word, meaning 'spear, lance'.
The first possibility involves strategic word play with place names that rests upon the discrepant signification of homonymic terms across languages.
2) originate from inland northern Veracruz, and not the homonymic place close to Oaxaca de Juarez (Fig.
If a match is found, the two CIDs are considered to be homonymic. Fourteen of the 55 target chemicals had at least one homonymic CID (Table 3).
An object directive with the same name of the element in U is used to state that the homonymic JavaScript object is still able to be usable even if it is disabled by multiple-object directives.
But it may be that the Mesopotamian scribe achieved this etymographical interpretation without the need of the intervening homonymic reading (hi = GAN).
The certainty of identity is not only questioned but, as the homonymic reference to the Heideggerian word aletheia suggests, it is hidden.
As with his punning use of "charges," Dickens's point in jamming multiple senses of "battery" into a single blue bag could not be clearer: the connection between a pile of papers, a bloody fight between unequal opponents, a cache of loaded weapons, and the unjust application of legal force exceeds the homonymic to the point of approaching equivalence.
arises, it can create what scholars call homonymic tension or semantic
The word sonoma itself, with its homonymic echo of somnambulance, electrifies meaning in poems that bookend the collection.
The SW work level is assessed by the homonymic indices in steering handiness test.
It is unnecessary to define any annotations for the native methods in a JSO class source code because the Dalvik VM will automatically mangle the JSO native method with the homonymic method in the corresponding NEO.