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A word with a broad meaning constituting a category into which words with more specific meanings fall; a superordinate. For example, colour is a hypernym of red.Contrasted with hyponym
- ‘The WordNet online interface lets you browse the synonyms and hypernyms (X is a hypernym of Y if Y is a type of X) of far too many words.’
- ‘We evaluate the various approaches comparing their hypernym suggestion with the Dutch part of EuroWordNet.’
- ‘This was done to handle senses that WordNet defines as hypernyms of themselves - either directly or indirectly.’
- ‘If you are using the WordNet package, you should be using program code to do recursive accesses into the data tables, descending down the hypernym tree.’
- ‘In fact, adding proper hypernyms to a synset can dramatically increase the inherited properties of that synset.’
1970s: from hyper- ‘beyond’+ -onym.
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