Origin of synonymousMedieval Latin synonymus from Classical Greek syn?nymos: see synonym
The definition of synonymous is something that has similar meaning to something else.
An example of synonymous is little or small.
- Having the character of a synonym: synonymous words; synonymous species.
- Equivalent in connotation: “a widespread impression that … Hollywood was synonymous with immorality” ( Doris Kearns Goodwin )
Origin of synonymousFrom Medieval Latin synōnymus from Greek sunōnumos sun- syn- onoma, onuma name ; see nō-men- in Indo-European roots.
synonymous - Medical Definition
Having the character of a synonym: synonymous words; synonymous species.
- We cannot, therefore, call it precisely synonymous with theism.
- The riddance of an evil influence is often synonymous with the introduction of the good principle, and therefore it is best to consider first the use of anointing in consecrations.
- Out of twenty so-called species he considers six to be really distinct, while the others are merely synonymous or trifling variations.
- It is also used even more loosely as synonymous in the widest sense with "idea," "notion."
- Thompson, 1830) synonymous with Bryozoa (Ehrenberg, 1831) for a group commonly included with the Brachiopoda in the Molluscoidea (Milne Edwards, 1;843).