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“synonym” in British English

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synonymnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsɪn.ə.nɪm/ us /ˈsɪn.ə.nɪm/

C2 a word or phrase that has the same or nearly the same meaning as another word or phrase in the same language:

The words "small" and "little" are synonyms.
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(Definition of “synonym” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“synonym” in American English

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synonymnoun [ C ]

us /ˈsɪn·əˌnɪm/

English a word or phrase that has the same or nearly the same meaning as another word or phrase:

Pleasant and agreeable are synonyms.

(Definition of “synonym” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)