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"homograph" in British English

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homographnoun [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 ​shootarrows are all homographs.
(Definition of homograph from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"homograph" in American English

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homographnoun [C]

 /ˈhɑm·əˌɡræf/
grammar a word which is ​spelled the same as another word, but that has a different ​meaning, ​origin, or ​pronunciation
(Definition of homograph from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “homograph”
in Chinese (Simplified) 同形异义词(读音可能相同或不同)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 同形異義詞(讀音可能相同或不同)…
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