heteronymous [het΄ər än′ə məs]
[Gr heterōnymos < hetero, HETERO- + onyma, NAME]
1. of, or having the nature of, a heteronym
2. having different names: said as of a pair of correlatives [sonanddaughterare heteronymous]
3. designating or of the two crossed images of something seen when the eyes are focused at a point beyond it

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  • Heteronymous — Het er*on y*mous, a. [Hetero + Gr. o nyma, for o noma a name.] Having different names or designations; standing in opposite relations. J. Le Conte. {Het er*on y*mous*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • heteronymous — heteronymously, adv. /het euh ron euh meuhs/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a heteronym. 2. having different names, as a pair of correlatives: Father and son are heteronymous relatives. [1725 35; < LGk heterónymos having a… …   Universalium

  • heteronymous — adjective a) Of, or relating to a heteronym b) Being different words, but having a common relationship e.g. brother and sister are siblings of each other …   Wiktionary

  • heteronymous — Having different names or expressed in different terms. [G. heteronymos, having a different name, fr. onyma, or onoma, name] * * * het·er·on·y·mous (het″ər onґĭ məs) [heter + Gr. onyma name] in ophthalmology, pertaining to… …   Medical dictionary

  • heteronymous — adj. of or pertaining to a heteronym, pertaining to a word which has the same written form as another word but differs in pronunciation and meaning …   English contemporary dictionary

  • heteronymous — het·er·on·y·mous …   English syllables

  • heteronymous — /hɛtəˈrɒnəməs/ (say hetuh ronuhmuhs) adjective 1. relating to or of the nature of a heteronym. 2. having different names, as a pair of correlatives. 3. Optics denoting or relating to the images formed in a kind of double vision in which the image …  

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  • heteronymous hemianopia — hemianopia affecting the nasal or the temporal half of the field of vision of each eye …   Medical dictionary

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