Heteronymous Het`er*on"y*mous, a. [Hetero- + Gr. "o`nyma, for "o`noma a name.] Having different names or designations; standing in opposite relations. --J. Le Conte. -- {Het"er*on"y*mous*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • heteronymous — [het΄ər än′ə məs] adj. [Gr heterōnymos < hetero, HETERO + onyma, NAME] 1. of, or having the nature of, a heteronym 2. having different names: said as of a pair of correlatives [“son” and “daughter” are heteronymous] …   English World dictionary

  • heteronymous — heteronymously, adv. /het euh ron euh meuhs/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a heteronym. 2. having different names, as a pair of correlatives: Father and son are heteronymous relatives. [1725 35; < LGk heterónymos having a… …   Universalium

  • heteronymous — adjective a) Of, or relating to a heteronym b) Being different words, but having a common relationship e.g. brother and sister are siblings of each other …   Wiktionary

  • heteronymous — Having different names or expressed in different terms. [G. heteronymos, having a different name, fr. onyma, or onoma, name] * * * het·er·on·y·mous (het″ər onґĭ məs) [heter + Gr. onyma name] in ophthalmology, pertaining to… …   Medical dictionary

  • heteronymous — adj. of or pertaining to a heteronym, pertaining to a word which has the same written form as another word but differs in pronunciation and meaning …   English contemporary dictionary

  • heteronymous — het·er·on·y·mous …   English syllables

  • heteronymous — /hɛtəˈrɒnəməs/ (say hetuh ronuhmuhs) adjective 1. relating to or of the nature of a heteronym. 2. having different names, as a pair of correlatives. 3. Optics denoting or relating to the images formed in a kind of double vision in which the image …  

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  • heteronymous hemianopia — hemianopia affecting the nasal or the temporal half of the field of vision of each eye …   Medical dictionary

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