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polysemous

adjective uk   /pəˈlɪs.ɪ.məs/  us   /ˌpɑːl.ɪˈsiː-/
A polysemous word has more than one meaning: a highly polysemous word such as "play"
polysemy
noun [U] uk   /pəˈlɪs.ɪ.mi/  us   /ˌpɑːl.ɪˈsiː.mi/
the fact of having more than one meaning
Translations of “polysemous”
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