hypernym

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English

Etymology

From Ancient Greek hyper- (over) +‎ -nym (name). From Greek roots; compare Latinate “superordinate term”.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈhaɪpənɪm/
  • (US, Canada) IPA(key): /ˈhaɪpɚnɪm/
  • Rhymes: -ɪm

Noun

hypernym (plural hypernyms)

  1. (semantics) A superordinate word or phrase; a term whose referents form a set which includes as a subset the referents of a subordinate term.
    "Musical instrument" is a hypernym of "guitar" because a guitar is a musical instrument.

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