Can you please tell me what is the technical name for English words with the same spelling but with different meaning?
Examples are as follows:
wound (injury / past tense of to wind a clock)
leave (to depart / the green part of a plant)
plane (aerial craft / level)
Thank you very much for your help.
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With homonyms, each of two words have the same pronunciation but different meanings.
wound : injury = pronouned 'woond' - |woōnd| |wund| |wuːnd|
wound: past tense of 'wind', pronounced 'wowned' - |waʊnd|