Two or more names applied to the same taxon. The first established name is the senior synonym; later established names are junior synonyms.
A synonym is an alias or alternate name for a table, view, sequence, or other schema object. They are used mainly to make it easy for users to access database objects owned by other users. They hide the underlying object`s identity and make it harder for a malicious program or user to target the underlying object. Because a synon...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synonym_(database)
a different word having the same or a similar meaning Found on http://australianmuseum.net.au/Glossary-of-fish-terms
one of two or more names that have been used to describe the same species Found on http://australianmuseum.net.au/Glossary-of-fish-terms
one of two or more terms whose meanings are considered to be the same in a wide range of contexts. Abbreviations and their full forms may be treated as synonyms. e.g. HIV, human immunodeficiency virus; guarantees, warranties
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An alias for another object in a database, details ...Found on http://www.cryer.co.uk/glossary/s/index.htm
Word or phrase with the same meaning as another e.g. 'nice' and 'pleasant'.
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- two words that can be interchanged in a context are said to be synonymous relative to that contextFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=synonym
a word which means (almost) the same as another
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(Synonym / antonym) A word that has a closely similar meaning to another word. English has very few true synonyms (e.g. sofa / couch / settee), but many near synonyms, e.g. house - dwelling - home - abode - pad. The existence of synonyms allows variety of word choice according to style and register. A list of synonyms is available in a thesaurus. ├...Found on http://www.englishbiz.co.uk/grammar/main_files/definitionsn-z.htm
words which have the same meaning as another word, or very similar: wet/damp. Avoids overuse of any word; adds variety.
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; plural Synonyms
(- nĭmz). [ French synonyme
, Latin synonyma
, plural of synonymum
, Greek synw`nymon
. See Synonymous
.] One of two or more words (commonly words of the same language) which are eq...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/S/266
Syn'o┬Ěnym noun 1.
An incorrect or incorrectly applied scientific name, as a new name applied to a species or genus already properly named, or a specific name preoccupied by that of another species of the same genus; -- so used in the system of nomenclature (which see) in which the correct scienti...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/S/266
One of two or more words (commonly words of the same language) which are equivalents of each other; one of two or more words which have very nearly the same signification, and therefore may often be used interchangeably. ... See synonymous. ... 'All languages tend to clear themselves of synonyms as intellectual culture advances, the superfluous wor...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
equivalent word noun
two words that can be interchanged in a context are said to be synonymous relative to that contextFound on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=synonym
• (n.) One of two or more words corresponding in meaning but of different languages; a heteronym. • (n.) An incorrect or incorrectly applied scientific name, as a new name applied to a species or genus already properly named, or a specific name preoccupied by that of another species of the same genus; -- so used in the system of nomenclat...Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/synonym/
synonym 1. A word that means the same, or almost the same, as another word in the same language, either in all of its uses or in a particular context. 2. A word or expression that is used as another name for something in certain styles of speaking, or writing; or to emphasize a particular aspect or association. 3. Strictly, a word having the same s...Found on http://www.wordinfo.info/words/index/info/view_unit/2565/9
Each of two or more scientific names of the same rank used to denote the same taxon. The senior synonym is the name first established.
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One of two or more scientific names that are spelled differently but refer to the same organism, e.g., Apiomorpha nux Fuller, 1896 and A. pharetrata Scharder, 1863 are names used for the same species of eriococcid and are synonyms.Found on http://www.sel.barc.usda.gov/scalenet/glossary.htm
synonym (sin'unim) [Gr.,=having the same name], word having a meaning that is the same as or very similar to the meaning of another word of the same language. Some are alike in some meanings only, as live and dwell. As a language develops, words that once were synonyms tend to become restricted ...Found on http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/society/A0847502.html
Type: Term Pronunciation: sin′ŏ-nim Definitions: 1. In biologic nomenclature, a term used to denote one of two or more names for the same species or taxonomic group (taxon).Found on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=89105
In scientific nomenclature, a synonym is a scientific name that applies to a taxon that (now) goes by a different scientific name, although zoologists use the term somewhat differently. For example, Linnaeus was the first to give a scientific name (under the currently used system of scientific nomenclature) to the Norway spruce, ...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synonym_(taxonomy)
A synonym (also metonym and poecilonym) is a word with the same or similar meaning of another word. Words that are synonyms are said to be synonymous, and the state of being a synonym is called synonymy. The word comes from Ancient Greek syn (¤â¤Ź╬Ż) (`with`) and onoma (ßŻä╬Ż╬┐╬╝╬▒) (`name`). An example of synonyms are the words begin and comm...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synonym
outdated name or 'alternative' name for the same taxon.Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_botanical_terms
a word that has the same meaning as another wordFound on http://www.macmillandictionaries.com/features/glossary/dictionary-terms/
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