Questions tagged [hyponyms]

Questions about words or phrases whose semantic field is included within that of another word.

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In a case of hyponymy, mention which word is the hyponym; in a case of antonymy, tell what kind of antonymy it is [closed]

Is the relation between "night" and "day" 1/ a hyponymy? 2/ an antonymy? If antonymy, what kind of antonyms are they? I need quick help.
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Two meanings of word “government” [closed]

I noticed that in English language "government" can mean "any legal authority" or it can mean specifically "the executive branch of power (like Cabinet of Ministers)". What is primary meaning, that is ...
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Is there such thing as a 'hyperphrase'? [closed]

In linguistics there is a common hierarchy of words: Hypernym (e.g. Colours) | V Hyponym (e.g. Brown, yellow) Does such a hierarchy exist within phrases?
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Terms for young, medium and old animal meat

I know terms for the meat of young animals of a specific species, such as "lamb" (also the name of a young sheep) and "veal", and the meat of old animals of a specific species or set of closely ...
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History and heritage = hypernym and hyponym?

I'm not quite sure how to phrase my question...but anyways. History and heritage are often confused with one another. "Heritage is owned by someone or some group; history is not. History is what ...
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Are there good examples of compatible co-hyponyms?

It is often said that co-hyponyms are incompatible. For example, here's Alan Cruse: Very often a superordinate has more than one immediate hyponym, and among these there is typically a set of terms ...