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homograph

noun [C] uk   /ˈhɒm.ə.ɡrɑːf/ us    /ˈhɑː.mə.ɡræf/ specialized
a word that is spelled the same as another word but has a different meaning: 'Bow' meaning the front of a ship, 'bow' meaning a loop made in a string or ribbon and 'bow' meaning a device used to shoot arrows are all homographs.
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