Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
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Word of the Day 09/29/15 Polysemy

Polysemy (noun)
polysemy [pol-ee-see-mee, puh-lis-uh-mee]


noun
1. diversity of meanings.

Origin: 1895-1900; < New Latin polysēmia, equivalent to Late Latin polysēm (us) with many significations (< Greek polýsēmos, equivalent to poly- poly- + sêm (a) sign + -os adj. suffix) + -ia -y

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