hyponym

hyponym

n. (linguistics) a word that is more specific (less abstract) than a given word; a term designating a class which is a subtype of the given word; a subcategory; a subtype. Inverse of hypernym; as, "dog" is a hyponym of "mammal", and "mammal" is a hyponym of "vertebrate".
Syn. -- subordinate, subordinate word.
[WordNet 1.5]

 

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