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FALSE SYNONYM [1 record]

Record 1 2002-10-22

English

Subject field(s)
  • Lexicology, Lexicography, Terminology
DEF

A designation incorrectly used for a given concept as a result of misunderstanding correct usage, confusion between a generic and a specific, etc.

Key term(s)
  • false synonym

French

Domaine(s)
  • Lexicologie, lexicographie et terminologie
DEF

Désignation attribuée de manière fautive à un concept par confusion entre un generique et un spécifique, par méconnaissance de l'usage propre, etc.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Lexicología, lexicografía y terminología
DEF

Designación que se atribuye de forma incorrecta a un concepto debido a una confusión entre un concepto genérico y un concepto específico, al desconocimiento del uso adecuado, etc.

OBS

Ejemplo de seudosinónimo es "virus del año 2000" en lugar de "efecto 2000".

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