- Polysemy is defined as having several meanings, or being open to several interpretations.
An example of a polysemy is a poem with many interpretations.
the phenomenon of having or being open to several or many meanings
Origin of polysemyModern Latin polysemia ; from Late Latin polysemus, having many meanings ; from Classical Greek polysēmos ; from poly-, poly- + sēma, a sign: see semantic
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