Etymology
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homograph (n.)

1810 as a method of signalling, from homo- (1) "same" + -graph "something written." Meaning "a word of identical spelling with another, but of different origin and meaning," is from 1873. Related: Homographic; homography. Greek homographos meant "of the same letters."

updated on August 09, 2015

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Definitions of homograph from WordNet

homograph (n.)
two words are homographs if they are spelled the same way but differ in meaning (e.g. fair);
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