A branch of lexicology concerned with the names of concepts

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  • Onomasiology — (from Greek: ὀνομάζω (onomāzο) to name, which in turn is from ὀνομα name) is a branch of linguistics concerned with the question how do you express X? It is in fact most commonly understood as a branch of lexicology, the study of words (although… …   Wikipedia

  • onomasiology — См. onomasiologìa …   Пятиязычный словарь лингвистических терминов

  • onomasiology — onomasiologic /on euh may see euh loj ik, may zee /, onomasiological, adj. /on euh may see ol euh jee, may zee /, n. the study of the means of expressing a given concept. [1930 35; < G Onomasiologie, equiv. to Gk ônomasí(a) name, expression… …   Universalium

  • onomasiology — study of nomenclature Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • onomasiology — [ˌɒnə(ʊ)meɪsɪ ɒlədʒi] noun the branch of knowledge concerned with terminology, in particular contrasting terms for similar concepts, as in a thesaurus. Derivatives onomasiological adjective Origin early 20th cent.: from Gk onomasia term + logy …   English new terms dictionary

  • onomasiology — on·o·ma·si·ol·o·gy …   English syllables

  • onomasiology — /ɒnəmæziˈɒlədʒi/ (say onuhmazi oluhjee) noun a branch of lexicology that deals with the names of things, and especially with how the same thing can have different names in different regions and at different times. Compare semasiology.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • onomasiology —   n. branch of semantics dealing with related words and their meanings …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • onomasiology — ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈäləjē noun ( es) Etymology: Greek onomasia name, expression (from onomazein to call, name) + English o + logy : the study of words and expressions having similar or associated concepts and a basis (as social, regional,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Loanword — A loanword (or loan word ) is a word directly taken into one language from another with little or no translation. By contrast, a calque or loan translation is a related concept whereby it is the meaning or idiom that is borrowed rather than the… …   Wikipedia