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Definition of hyponym noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

hyponym

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈhaɪpənɪm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhaɪpənɪm//
 
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a word with a particular meaning that is included in the meaning of a more general word, for example ‘dog’ and ‘cat’ are hyponyms of ‘animal’ compare superordinate
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hyponym