Definition of hypernymy in English:

hypernymy

(also hyperonymy)

noun

  • The relationship between a hypernym and its hyponyms. Opposed to hyponymy.

Origin

1970s. In α-form from hyper- + -nymy. In β-form from hyper- + -onymy, after hyponymy.

Pronunciation

hypernymy

/hʌɪˈpəːnɪmi/