Hypernyms and Hyponyms

Hypernyms and Hyponyms : Vocabulary Building

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What are "Hypernyms and Hyponyms"? -- HYPERNYM ---- [Hyper- Over; -Onym: Name] - Hypernym is a word that denotes general category. Hypernym [singular] Hypernyms [plural] Examples: game, bird, etc. Hypernym is also called 'Generic term', 'Super-ordinate', 'Super-type', or 'Superset'. Derived terms related to 'Hypernyms': Hypernymous- Words that are hypernyms are said to be hypernymous. Hypernymy- The state of being a hypernym is called hypernymy. HYPONYM ---- [Hypo- Under; -Onym: Name] - Hyponym is a word that denotes particular item from general category. Hyponym [singular] Hyponyms [plural] - Examples: football/hockey/cricket, eagle/peacock/sparrow, etc. Hyponym is also called 'Subordinate', 'Subtype' or 'Subset'. Derived terms related to 'Hyponyms': Hyponymous - Words that are hyponyms are said to be hyponymous. Hyponymy- The state of being a hyponym is called hyponymy. In above examples, 'game' is the hypernym (or supertype) of 'cricket', 'football' and 'hockey'. 'Cricket', 'football' and 'hockey' are hyponyms (or subtypes) of 'game'. Similarly, 'bird' is the hypernym (or supertype) of 'eagle', 'peacock' and 'sparrow'. 'Eagle', 'peacock' and 'sparrow' are hyponyms (or subtypes) of 'bird'. IMPORTANT NOTE 1: Relationship between hypernym and hyponym is termed as 'is-a relationship'. Pattern: Hyponym + is-a/an + Hypernym Example 1: Hypernym: game - Hyponym: cricket, football, hockey. Cricket is a game. Football is a game. Hockey is a game. Example 2: Hypernym: bird - Hyponym: eagle, peacock, sparrow. Eagle is a bird. Peacock is a bird. Sparrow is a bird. Hypernyms and Hyponyms - A - Hypernym / Hyponym -- Example A1 -- Hypernym - acid; Hyponyms -- amino acid / ascetic acid / ascorbic acid / boric acid / carbonic acid / citric acid / hydrochloric acid / hydrofluoric acid / lactic acid / nitric acid / nucleic acid / oxalic acid / phosphoric acid / sulfuric (sulphuric) acid Hypernym / Hyponym -- Example A2 -- Hypernym - account; Hyponyms -- budget account / checking account / current account / deposit account / savings account Hypernym / Hyponym -- Example A3 -- Hypernym -- affix; Hyponyms -- prefix / suffix Hypernym / Hyponym -- Example A4 -- Hypernym -- African; Hyponyms -- Algerian / Congolese / Egyptian / Kenyan / Liberian / Libyan / Moroccan / Senegalese / Sudanese / Ugandan Hypernym / Hyponym -- Example A5 -- Hypernym -- algae; Hyponyms -- anabaena / cowstail / cuvie / dabbylocks / featherweed / flans / grapestone / gulf weed / honeyware / laver / liadhaig / murlins / nostoc / pod weed / pompon / oscillatoria / rockweed / seaweed / thong weed / watersilk Hypernym / Hyponym -- Example A6 -- Hypernym -- age [a particular period of history; Hyponyms -- bronze age / iron age / new age / stone age Hypernym / Hyponym -- Example A7 -- Hypernym -- agent; Hyponyms -- double agent / estate agent / land agent / press agent / secret agent / special agent / travel agent Hypernym / Hyponym -- Example A08 -- Hypernym - alloy; Hyponyms -- amalgam / billon / brass / bronze / iron / magnalium / megallium / nichrome / scandium / solder / steel / satellite Hypernym / Hyponym -- Example A09 -- Hypernym - amphibian; Hyponyms -- frog / salamander / toad Hypernym / Hyponym -- Example A10 -- Hypernym - angle; Hyponyms -- acute angle / adjacent angle / exterior angle / interior angle / obtuse angle / reflex angle / right angle
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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 109g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1500800287
  • 9781500800284

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Manik Joshi was born on Jan 26, 1979 at Ranikhet and is permanent resident of Haldwani, Kumaon zone of India. He is an Internet Marketer by profession. He is interested in domaining (business of buying and selling domain names), web designing (creating websites), and various online jobs (including 'self publishing'). He is science graduate with ZBC (zoology, botany, and chemistry) subjects. He is also an MBA (with specialization in marketing). He has done three diploma courses in computer too. ManikJoshi.com is the personal website of the author.
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