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polysemous

view main entry for polysemousadjective linguistics  /pəˈlɪsɪməs/  /ˌpɑliˈsiməs/
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derived word

polysemy

  /pəˈlɪsɪmi/  noun [uncountable]
American English pronunciation: polysemyClick to listen to the pronunciation of polysemy

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