Translation of polysemy in Spanish:


polisemia, n.

Pronunciation /pɑˈlɪsəmi//pəˈlɪsɪmi//ˈpɒlɪsiːmi/


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    polisemia feminine
    • In doing this, lexicographers generally take the view that homonymy relates to different words whose forms have converged while polysemy relates to one word whose meanings have diverged or radiated.
    • Valéry puts to work the regulated polysemy of the word ‘capital’.
    • All the words for actual (kinds of) snow have been removed, and I'm ignoring the extensive polysemy of snow and many of its derivatives.
    • Literariness was not merely the quality that distinguished poetics from pragmatics, it was the guarantee and promise of linguistic richness, of polysemy.
    • For my part, therefore, I am inclined to see features of both monosemy and polysemy in a word's semantic structure.