Homography

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Homography is when a set of words are spelled identically, but have different meanings. It is not necessary for homographic words to be pronounced the same way, which is called homophony.

Example

lead in

(i) a dog's lead and

(ii) made of lead

Other languages

Reference

Lyons, John. 1968. Introduction to Theoretical Linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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