Homography

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If the language is one for which the orthography is at variance with, or unrelated to, the phonology, then one may be of course distinguish further between homography.

Example

lead in

(i) a dog's lead and

(ii) made of lead

Other languages

German Homographie Chinese 同形异义词

Reference

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