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Synonym ring

information science
A list of words with related meanings used to broaden the scope of a word search. As well as returning documents which contain a sought-for word a search using a synonym ring might also return documents which contain words in the same synonym ring as a sought-for word. Synonym rings are produced manually and are usually specific to a certain field, e.g. legal knowhow.


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  • Synonymy

    noun, plural synonymies for 3, 4. 1. the quality of being synonymous; equivalence in meaning. 2. the study of synonyms. 3. a set, list, or system of synonyms. 4. Biology. a list of the scientific names, with explanatory matter and location of type or types, for a particular taxonomic group. noun (pl) -mies 1. the […]

  • Synop

    1. synopsis. abbreviation 1. synopsis

  • Synophthalmia

    [sin-of-thal-mee-uh] /ˌsɪn ɒfˈθæl mi ə/ noun, Medicine/Medical. 1. cyclopia. synophthalmia syn·oph·thal·mi·a (sĭn’ŏf-thāl’mē-ə, -ŏp-) or syn·oph·thal·mus (-məs) n. See cyclopia.

  • Synopses

    noun, plural synopses [si-nop-seez] /sɪˈnɒp siz/ (Show IPA) 1. a brief or condensed statement giving a general view of some subject. 2. a compendium of heads or short paragraphs giving a view of the whole. 3. a brief summary of the plot of a novel, motion picture, play, etc. noun (pl) -ses (-siːz) 1. a […]

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