how to pronounce homonym


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homonym is pronounced in three syllables

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meanings of homonym


  1. A word that both sounds and is spelled the same as another word.
  2. A word that sounds or is spelled the same as another word, technically called a homophone (same sound) or a homograph (same spelling).
  3. A name for a taxon that is identical in spelling to another name that belongs to a different taxon.

homonym frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word homonym occurs in english on average 0.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics homonym can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that homonym can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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