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Some people go through life trying to find out what the world holds for them only to find out too late that it's what they bring to the world that really counts. OR It's not what the world holds for you it's what you bring to it
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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] synōnymum < Ancient Greek συνώνυμον (sunōnumon), neuter singular form of συνώνυμος (sunōnumos), synonymous) < σύν (with) + ὄνομα (name).

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synonym

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  1. (semantics, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A word or phrase with a meaning that is the same as, or very similar to, the word or phrase.
    “Happy” is a synonym of “glad”.
    • 1991, William T. Parry, Edward A. Hacker, Aristotelian Logic[1],  
      The proportion of English words that have an exact synonym is small.
  2. (zoology, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Any of the formal names for the taxon, including the valid name (i.e. the senior synonym).
  3. (botany, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Any name for the taxon, usually a validly published, formally accepted one, but often also an unpublished name.

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Danish

Adjective

synonym (med)

  1. synonymous (with)

Noun

synonym n.

  1. synonym

German

Adjective

synonym (not comparable)

  1. synonymous

Norwegian

Adjective

synonym (masculine synonym; feminine synonym; neuter synonymt; plural synonyme; comparative synonymere; superlative synonymest)

  1. synonymous

Noun

synonym n. (definite singular synonymet; indefinite plural synonym/synonymer; definite plural synonyma/synonymene)

  1. synonym

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