is a word
that is conceptually included within the definition of another word, as scarlet
are all hyponyms of red
. Although closely related in meaning to synonym
, they are two different semantic
is a hyponym of flower
, for instance, but not a synonym.
In his classic formulation, the linguist C.E. Bazell stated, "There is a relation of hyponymy when one word may invariable be replaced by a second word, but not vice-versa, without change of meaning."