Complete Definition of "polysemy"

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Noun
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  1. the concept that words, signs and symbols may have multiple meanings

#:[...] polysemy, which is the greedy habit habit some words have of taking more than one meaning for themselves. w:Erin McKean?|Erin McKean?, speech at TED.

Translations
French: polysémie
Dutch: polysemie

Antonyms
monosemy

Related terms
polysemic
polyseme
polysemous

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