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homonym

noun [C] uk   /ˈhɒm.ə.nɪm/  us   /ˈhɑː.mə-/ specialized
a word that sounds the same or is spelled the same as another word but has a different meaning: "No" and "know" are homonyms. "Bow" (= bend at the waist) and "bow" (= weapon) are also homonyms.
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