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  moyen3
  muet
  multidimensionnel
  multilingue
  multilinguisme
  multiple
  multipropositionnel
multivocité
  mutabilité
  mutabilité du signe
  mutation
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  mythe
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polysemy

Fr    multivocité, polysémie

nS

Synonym(s): polysemia

Antonym(s): monosemy

Related term(s): extension2, extension of meaning, homonymy, lexical ambiguity, polyvalence, semantic extension, sense2

Domain: Semantics

Source(s): Clark & Clark 1977: 444; Colapietro 1993: 161; Collinge 1990: 152-153; Croft 1990: 166; Crystal 2003: 359; Ducrot & Todorov 1979[trans.]: 236-237; ELL: 3227-3228; Finch 2000: 173; Hartmann & Stork 1972: 28 (bisemy), 179-180; Hock 1986: 381-382; Lyons 1971: 406 (= multiple meaning); Lyons 1977: 550ff.; Martin & Ringham 2006: 150-151; Matthews 1997: 285; Nash 1968: 184; Nöth 1990: 336 (textual polysemy); Pei & Gaynor 1954: 172; Richards etal. 1992: 282; Wales 1989: 365; Weinreich 1980: 69-71


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  polyphonic
  polyphonic organization
  polyphonous
  polyphony
  polysemia
  polysemic
  polysemous
polysemy
  polysyllabic
  polysyllable
  polysyndeton
  popular
  popularization
  population
  portmanteau

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