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Noun: polysemy  'pó-lee,see-mee or pu'li-su-mee
  1. The ambiguity of an individual word or phrase that can be used (in different contexts) to express two or more different meanings
    - lexical ambiguity

Derived forms: polysemies

Type of: ambiguity, equivocalness

Antonym: monosemy

Encyclopedia: Polysemy