An ELT Glossary : Hyponymy

  • Definition : A lexical relationship in which one word describes a category and other words the members of that category.
  • Examples :  
          vehicle / car, bus, truck, etc
          mammal / horse, dog, rabbit etc
  • The word describing the category is known as the superordinate; the members of the category are called co-hyponyms.

Further Reading 

Gairns and Redman, Working with Words, Cambridge

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