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synonym

(sĭn`ənĭm) [Gr.,=having the same name], word having a meaning that is the same as or very similar to the meaning of another word of the same language. Some are alike in some meanings only, as live and dwell. As a language develops, words that once were synonyms tend to become restricted so that eventually they differ in meaning or in usage (e.g., prostitute and strumpet, in which the latter is now confined to literary use). Words taken into English from French and Latin have created many synonyms, e.g., wax (taken from Old English), increase (taken from Old French), and augment (taken from Latin). The classic English synonym collections are George Crabb's Synonymes and P. M. Roget's Thesaurus.

synonym

[′sin·ə‚nim]
(systematics)
A taxonomic name that is rejected as being incorrectly applied, or incorrect in form, or not representative of a natural genetic grouping.

synonym

1. a word or phrase used as another name for something, such as Hellene for a Greek
2. Biology a taxonomic name that has been superseded or rejected
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This is because the synonym pyelon or pyelos ([phrase omitted]) is not recognized in the official terminology and most anatomy textbooks.
Terms Number of Number of Number of Documents Documents documents that contain that does that contain the term not contain one term and the term the synonym of the second term DNA 55 12 18 RNA 44 23 7 Number 37 of relevant documents (contain both term)
Because it is not rare that species are redundantly described under different names (i.e., synonyms), a group is known with accuracy when no relevant taxonomic change is expected.
Murphy and Vogel [9] presented three natural language marking strategies based on fast and reliable shallow parsing technologies, which relies on part-of-speech (POS) tagging, and on widely available lexical resources: lexical substitution (or absolute synonym), adjective conjunction swaps, and relativiser switching.
al-Dawahi actually includes additions originating from a very similar collection of synonyms with the same title composed by Abu l-'Abbas Muhammad b.
The CD-ROM contains about 75,000 trade name chemicals linked to generic chemicals, offering more than 16,000 chemical monographs that profile chemicals, lists their generic chemical and trade name synonyms, and lists the trade names that contain these chemicals and one or more of the trade names' major components.
A colloquial term like cheesy gets three synonyms; sexy and horny have none.
With over 120,000 root words and 100,000 synonym sets WordWeb covers British and American English from the latest slang to technical terms.
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Would they prefer, "Who the synonym for intercourse left their synonym for excrement on my desk?"
To make it easier for users to formulate search strings, some documentation systems, such as the Microsoft Windows WinHelp tool, provide a synonym or keyword search function, so that the synonyms do not actually appear in index entries but are linked by the writer to closely related index entries.
The 31 exhibiting artists share a common bond -- all are professional artists, all have MS, and all are determined to call public attention to the fact that disability is not a synonym for inability.