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[hahy-puh-nim] /ˈhaɪ pə nɪm/

noun, Linguistics.
a term that denotes a subcategory of a more general class: “Chair” and “table” are hyponyms of “furniture.”.
Compare (def 4).
a word whose meaning is included in that of another word: `scarlet’, `vermilion’, and `crimson’ are hyponyms of `red’ Compare superordinate (sense 3), synonym, antonym


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