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In linguistics, troponymy is the presence of a 'manner' relation between two lexemes.


The concept was originally proposed by Christiane Fellbaum and George Miller. [1] Some examples they gave are "to nibble is to eat in a certain manner, and to gorge is to eat in a different manner. Similarly, to traipse or to mince is to walk in some manner". [2]

Troponymy is one of the possible relations between verbs in the semantic network of the WordNet database.

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