Definition of heteronym noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    heteronym

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈhɛt̮ərənɪm//
     
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  1. 1one of two or more words that have the same spelling but different meanings and pronunciation, for exampletearmeaningripandtearmeaningliquid from the eye
  2. 2 one of two or more words that refer to the same thing, for examplefallandautumn
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: heteronym