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.
Being, relating to, or of the nature of a heteronym.
Being different names or terms but having correspondence or interrelationship, as mother and daughter.
Of, or having the nature of, a heteronym.
Having different names.
“son” and “daughter” are heteronymous.
Designating or of the two crossed images of something seen when the eyes are focused at a point beyond it.
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