Polysemous



[pol-ee-see-mee, puh-lis-uh-mee] /ˈpɒl iˌsi mi, pəˈlɪs ə mi/

noun
1.
diversity of meanings.
/ˌpɒlɪˈsiːmɪ; pəˈlɪsəmɪ/
noun
1.
the existence of several meanings in a single word Compare monosemy
adjective

See polysemic
adj.

1884, from Medieval Latin polysemus, from Greek polysemos “of many sides” (see polysemy).
n.

1900, from French polysémie (1897), from Medieval Latin polysemus, from Greek polysemos “of many senses,” from poly- (see poly-) + sema “sign” (see semantic). Related: Polysemic.

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