Word of the day: 10/22/15–Polysemous

Word: Polysemous

You Pronounce It: pol-ee-see-mee, puh-lis-uh-mee


1895-1900; < New Latin polysēmia, equivalent to Late Latin polysēm (us) with many significations


1. diversity of meanings.I found it:I found it while reading “Agency as an interactive achievement” by Najma Al Zidjaly

She argues that because of the interconnectedness of power and solidarity, all conversational strategies are potentially ambiguous and polysemous with regard to these interactional dimensions. (179)

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