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A word whose meaning is included in the meaning of another more general word; for example, bus is a hyponym of vehicle.
hy′po·nym′ic, hy·pon′y·mous adj.
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[C20: from hypo- + Greek onoma name]
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hy•po•nym(ˈhaɪ pə nɪm)
a word that denotes a subcategory of a more general class: Chair and table are hyponyms of furniture. Compare superordinate (def. 3).
hy•pon′y•mous (-ˈpɒn ə məs) adj.
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|Noun||1.||hyponym - a word that is more specific than a given word|
word - a unit of language that native speakers can identify; "words are the blocks from which sentences are made"; "he hardly said ten words all morning"
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hyponym[ˈhaɪpənɪm] N → hipónimo m
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