Etymology
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synonymy (n.)

1650s, "use of synonyms;" 1794, "quality of being synonymous," from French synonymie and directly from Late Latin synonymia, from Greek synonymos (see synonymous).

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Definitions of synonymy

synonymy (n.)
the semantic relation that holds between two words that can (in a given context) express the same meaning;
Synonyms: synonymity / synonymousness
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