Heteronymous meaning

hĕtə-rŏnə-məs
Heteronymous is defined as words that are different but that have a common relationship.

An example of words that are heteronymous are the words "brother" and "sister" which are different but have a common relationship in that the brother is the sibling of the sister and vice versa.

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Being, relating to, or of the nature of a heteronym.
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Being different names or terms but having correspondence or interrelationship, as mother and daughter.
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Of, or having the nature of, a heteronym.
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Having different names.

“son” and “daughter” are heteronymous.

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Designating or of the two crossed images of something seen when the eyes are focused at a point beyond it.
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Of, or relating to a heteronym.
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Being different words, but having a common relationship e.g. brother and sister are siblings of each other.
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Origin of heteronymous

  • From Late Greek heterōnumos from Greek with a different denominator Greek hetero- hetero- Greek onoma name nō̆-men- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition