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noun 
  1. (linguistics) a superordinate grouping word which includes subordinate grouping word(s).
"musical instrument" is a of "guitar", because "musical instrument" includes "guitar".
Translations: 
  • German: Oberbegriff , Hyperonym
Etymology: from hyper- above, extra + -(o)nym name. in Gk.: , literally meaning 'name above'.


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