synonym ring

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A list of words with related meanings used to broaden the scope of a word search. As well as returning documents which contain a sought-for word a search using a synonym ring might also return documents which contain words in the same synonym ring as a sought-for word. Synonym rings are produced manually and are usually specific to a certain field, e.g. legal knowhow.

Last updated: 1997-04-09

Nearby terms:

syncronoussynfloodsynonym ringsyntactic saltsyntactic sugar

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