Homonymous Ho*mon"y*mous, a. [L. homonymus, Gr. ?; ? the same + ?, for ? name; akin to E. name.] 1. Having the same name or designation; standing in the same relation; -- opposed to heteronymous. [1913 Webster]

2. Having the same name or designation, but different meaning or relation; hence, equivocal; ambiguous. [1913 Webster]

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  • homonymous — ho·mon·y·mous …   English syllables

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