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homonymnoun [C]

us   /ˈhɑm·əˌnɪm, ˈhoʊ·mə-/
grammar a word that is spelled the same as another word but that does not have the same meaning: "Close" as a verb and "close" as an adjective are homonyms.
grammar A homonym is also a homophone.
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homonymnoun [C]

uk   /ˈhɒm.ə.nɪm/ us   /ˈhɑː.mə.nɪm/ 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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