Near-Synonym

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A Near-Synonym is term whose meaning similar but not synonymous to another term.

  • AKA: Parasynonym, Plesionym.
  • Example(s):
    • "salinity" and "saltiness node label"
    • "seep" and "drip",
    • "enemy" and "foe",
    • "error" and mistake,
    • "woods" and forest,
    • "ruin" and "annihilate",
    • "thin" and "slender",
    • "task" and "job",
    • "give" and "donate".
  • Counter-Example(s):
  • See: Controlled Vocabulary, Linguistics.


References

2019a

1. (linguistics) A term whose meaning is similar, but not identical, to that of another term.

2019b

2005

2002