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    a quick question

    what is the definition of a word such as "trunk" with mulitple meanings?
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    Re: a quick question

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered
    what is the definition of a word such as "trunk" with mulitple meanings?
    I have one for you too...how about a "dictionary"?

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    Re: a quick question

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered
    what is the definition of a word such as "trunk" with mulitple meanings?
    The definition is: Words spelled or pronounced the same but of different meaning. The term is: Homonym.

    Examples
    trunk (an elephant's nose)
    trunk (the body of a tree)
    trunk (a case)
    trunk (a cable line)

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