Onomasiology



[on-uh-mey-see-ol-uh-jee, -mey-zee-] /ˌɒn əˌmeɪ siˈɒl ə dʒi, -ˌmeɪ zi-/

noun
1.
the study of the means of expressing a given concept.
/ˌɒnəʊˌmeɪsɪˈɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
another name for onomastics (sense 1)
2.
the branch of semantics concerned with the meanings of and meaning relations between individual words
noun

the study of names or naming; also, a branch of semantics concerned with related words and their meanings
Word Origin

Greek onoma ‘name’

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    [on-uh-mas-tik] /ˌɒn əˈmæs tɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to proper names. 2. of or relating to . 3. Law. (of a signature) written in the handwriting other than that of the document, instrument, etc., to which it is appended. /ˌɒnəˈmæstɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to proper names 2. (law) denoting a signature in […]

  • Onomasticon

    [on-uh-mas-ti-kon, -kuh n] /ˌɒn əˈmæs tɪˌkɒn, -kən/ noun 1. a list or collection of proper names. 2. a list or collection of specialized terms, as those used in a particular field or subject area.



  • Onomastician

    [on-uh-mas-tiks] /ˌɒn əˈmæs tɪks/ noun, (used with a singular verb) 1. the study of the origin, history, and use of proper names. /ˌɒnəˈmæstɪks/ noun 1. (functioning as sing) the study of proper names, esp of their origins 2. (functioning as singular or pl) a systematization of the facts about how proper names are formed in […]

  • Onomastics

    [on-uh-mas-tiks] /ˌɒn əˈmæs tɪks/ noun, (used with a singular verb) 1. the study of the origin, history, and use of proper names. /ˌɒnəˈmæstɪks/ noun 1. (functioning as sing) the study of proper names, esp of their origins 2. (functioning as singular or pl) a systematization of the facts about how proper names are formed in […]



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