Structural Semantic Distance Between Synonymous Two-Word Terms

  • Asta Mitkevičienė
Keywords: complex term, synonyms, semantic distance, variation, semantics


The article discusses the distance between synonymous terms in the Lithuanian language and how this distance is reflected in their structure. The study focuses on two-word synonymous terms listed in two terminological dictionaries. The comparison of synonyms is based on two criteria: their roots (formal criterion) and the similarity in meaning of the words that differentiate synonyms (semantic criterion). An attempt is made to elucidate the lexically explicable semantic distance between two-word synonymous terms and its correlation with the types of synonyms.