synonymous etymology

English word synonymous comes from English synonym, English -ous

Detailed word origin of synonymous

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
synonym English (eng) (botany) Any name for a taxon, usually a validly published, formally accepted one, but often also an unpublished name.. (databases) An alternative (often shorter) name defined for an object in a database.. (semantics, loosely) A word or phrase with a meaning that is the same as, or very similar to, another word or phrase.. (semantics, strictly) A word whose meaning is the same as that of [...]
-ous English (eng) (chemistry) Used in chemical nomenclature to name chemical compounds in which a specified chemical element has a lower oxidation number than in the equivalent compound whose name ends in the suffix -ic. For example sulphuric acid (H2SO4) has more oxygen atoms per molecule than sulphurous acid (H2SO3). See Inorganic nomenclature.. Used to form adjectives from nouns, to denote possession or [...]
synonymous English (eng) (construed with with) of, or being a synonym. (construed with with, broader sense) having a similar meaning. (construed with with, narrower sense) having an identical meaning. (genetics, of a SNP) Such that both its forms yield the same sequenced protein.

Words with the same origin as synonymous

Descendants of synonym
Descendants of -ous
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