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Definition of Hypernym

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word with an extensive meaning that forms a category under which more specific words fall, word that is more general than another given word, word the meaning of which includes the meaning of one or more other words (such as: "musical instrument" is a hypernym of "piano"), superordinate (Linguistics)
Hypernym Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Noun
1. a word that is more generic than a given word
(synonym) superordinate, superordinate word
(hypernym) word
Hypernym Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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In linguistics, a hyponym is a word or phrase whose semantic field is included within that of another word, its hypernym (sometimes spelled hyperonym outside of the natural language processing community). In simpler terms, a hyponym shares a type-of relationship with its hypernym. For example, pigeon, crow, eagle and seagull are all hyponyms of bird (their hypernym); which, in turn, is a hyponym of animal.

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