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polysemous

adjective uk   /pəˈlɪs.ɪ.məs/ us    /ˌpɑːl.ɪˈsiː-/
A polysemous word has more than one meaning: a highly polysemous word such as 'play'Linguistic terms and linguistic style
polysemy
noun [U] uk   /-mi/ us  
the fact of having more than one meaningLinguistic terms and linguistic style
(Definition of polysemous from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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