Definition of polysemia in English:

polysemia

noun

Linguistics
  • Polysemy.

Origin

Early 20th century. From French polysémie (M. Bréal Essai de sémantique xiv. 155; compare quot. 1900; from post-classical Latin polysemus or its etymon ancient Greek πολύσημος + French -ie), with alteration of the ending after words in -ia.

Pronunciation

polysemia

/ˌpɒlɪˈsiːmɪə/