hyponym

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English

Etymology

From hypo- (under) +‎ -onym (name; word); from Ancient Greek ὑπό (hupó, under) + ὄνυμα (ónuma), Doric dialectal form of ὄνομα (ónoma, name).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈhaɪpəʊ.nɪm/, /ˈhaɪpə.nɪm/
  • (US, Canada) IPA(key): /ˈhaɪ.poʊ.nɪm/, /ˈhaɪpə.nɪm/
  • Rhymes: -ɪm
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Noun

hyponym (plural hyponyms)

  1. (semantics) A more specific term; a subordinate grouping word or phrase.
    Dog is a hyponym of animal.
    • 1977, Ruth Kempson, Semantic Theory, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0521216133, page 86:
      Woman itself has as other hyponyms, sculptress and waitress, but is itself a hyponym of adult.

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See also

  • Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg hyponym on Wikipedia.
  • troponym, the corresponding idea, as applied to verbs.

Swedish

Noun

hyponym c

  1. hyponym

Declension

Declension of hyponym 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative hyponym hyponymen hyponymer hyponymerna
Genitive hyponyms hyponymens hyponymers hyponymernas