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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
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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 shoot arrows are all homographs.
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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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