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Definition of "toponymy" []

  • The place names of a region or language. (noun)
  • The study of such place names. (noun)
  • Anatomy Nomenclature with respect to a region of the body rather than to organs or structures. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "toponymy" in a sentence
  • "It is interesting that so few English place names are Celtic in origin, apart from the obvious parts of the west and a few pockets farther east; also surprising that the Normans did not leave a heavier footprint on toponymy."
  • "Public resource management and Inuit toponymy: implementing policies to maintain human-environmental knowledge in Nunavut."
  • "I'd expect a generic "rock" word would show up in toponymy."