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Definitions and Synonyms of eponym | Another word for eponym | What is eponym?

Definition 1: the name derived from a person (real or imaginary) - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where eponym or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Down's syndrome is an eponym for the English physician John Down

(eponym is a kind of ...) a language unit by which a person or thing is known

"his name really is George Washington" "those are two names for the same thing"

Definition 2: the person for whom something is named - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where eponym or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Constantine I is the eponym for Constantinople

(eponym is a kind of ...) a language unit by which a person or thing is known

"his name really is George Washington" "those are two names for the same thing"

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