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  1. heteronym

    • IPA[ˈhɛtərə(ʊ)nɪm]

    英式

    • n.
      each of two or more words which are spelled identically but have different sounds and meanings, such as tear meaning ‘rip’ and tear meaning ‘liquid from the eye’.;each of two or more words which are used to refer to the identical thing in different geographical areas of a speech community, such as nappy and diaper.
    • noun: heteronym, plural noun: heteronyms

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. each of two or more words which are spelled identically but have different sounds and meanings, such as tear meaning ‘rip’ and tear meaning ‘liquid from the eye’.
    • 2. each of two or more words which are used to refer to the identical thing in different geographical areas of a speech community, such as nappy and diaper.
    • 3. each of two words having the same meaning but derived from unrelated sources, for example preface and foreword.