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synonymousadjective [not gradable]

 us   /sɪˈnɑn·ə·məs/
English (of words) having the same or ​nearly the same ​meaning English If you say that one thing is synonymous with another, you ​mean that the two things are so ​closelyconnected in most people’s ​minds that one ​suggests the other: The ​name of Alfred Hitchcock is synonymous with ​movie thrillers.
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"synonymous" in British English

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synonymousadjective

uk   /sɪˈnɒn.ɪ.məs/  us   /-ˈnɑː.nə-/
C2 having the same ​meaning: The words "​annoyed" and "​irritated" are more or less synonymous.C2 If you say that one thing is synonymous with another, you ​mean that the two things are so ​closelyconnected in most people's ​minds that one ​suggests the other: Oscar Wilde's ​name is synonymous withwit.
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