POLYSEMY By N., Sam M.S. - 1 noun. the condition wherein a term has more than one meaning. Often utilized in psycholinguistic trials to probe the structure of the cognitive lexicon. POLYSEMY: "Tomorrow, we are going to discuss polysemy." Related Psychology Terms Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development LANGUAGE (Psycholinguistics) ESTHETICS ADOLESCENCE (Theories) Evaluation of a Qualitative Study Dissociative Identity Disorder Selecting a Diagnosis SCHIZOPHRENIA (OTHER TYPES) MANIC-DEPRESSIVE REACTION (ETIOLOGY) PHONEMIC RESTORATION EFFECT Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "POLYSEMY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/polysemy/ (accessed December 1, 2021).