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What is a homograph?



A homograph is word that has the same spelling as another. Homographs differ from each other in

  • meaning
  • origin, and
  • sometimes pronunciation.
See also:

the closely related terms homonym and homophone

  • bow, the front part of a ship
  • bow, to bend
  • bow, a decorative knot

Neufeldt 1991 646

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