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A homonym is a word that has more than one meaning. For example, right means moral, the opposite of left, and a personal freedom.

Definition: one of a group of words that share the same spelling and pronunciation but have different meanings.[1]

The point is that homonyms are both homophones (they sound the same) and homographs (they look the same).

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  1. homonym, Random House unabridged dictionary at