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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. 2one of two or more words that refer to the same thing, for examplefallandautumn
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: heteronym