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    Question Help!

    Hi, myself and 2 colleagues have been pulling our hair out trying to remember the correct term for when a colour is also a definite object Eg orange - is a colour and a fruit.
    Any help would be greatly recieved. Kelly

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    Re: Help!

    Welcome, marsius.

    The term you're looking for is homonym or contrastive ambiguity, like: orange (color) and orange (fruit); pink (color) and pink (vessel); column (architectural element) and column (text arrangement); bank (river) and bank (money).

    Hope that helps.


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