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ambiguity

ambiguity  

Having more than one meaning. The simplest case is lexical ambiguity, where a single term has two meanings. A sentence or grammatically complex construction can be ambiguous without any of the words ...
antanaclasis

antanaclasis  

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A figure of speech that makes a pun or paronomasia by repeating the same word, or two words sounding alike (see homophone), but with differing senses.
heterographs

heterographs  

Words that have the same pronunciation but different spelling, such as write and right. Compare homophones. [From Greek heteros other + graphein to write]
homographs

homographs  

Words that are spelt the same but have different meanings, such as content (what is inside) and content (satisfied) or wind (air) and wind (twist). Homographs are one of the two major classes of ...
homonym

homonym  

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Words having the same sound or shape, but different meanings. Heteronymy in grammar is partial homonymy, as when words have the same sound but different spelling (through, threw). This is also a case ...
pun

pun  

An expression that achieves emphasis or humour by contriving an ambiguity, two distinct meanings being suggested either by the same word (see polysemy) or by two similar-sounding words (see ...

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