polysemous Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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uk   /pəˈlɪs.ɪ.məs/  us   /ˌpɑːl.ɪˈsiː-/ (also polysemic /pəˈlɪs.ɪ.mɪk/  us /ˌpɑːl.ɪˈsiː-/ ) specialized
A polysemous word has more than one ​meaning: a ​highly polysemous word such as "​play" The ​term "​right" is polysemic and ​ambiguous.
noun [U] uk   /pəˈlɪs.ɪ.mi/  us   /ˌpɑːl.ɪˈsiː.mi/
the ​fact of having more than one ​meaning
(Definition of polysemous from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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