Updated: 04/01/2018 by Computer Hope

A synonym may refer to any of the following:

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1. In general, synonym refers to two words with the same meaning. For example, when referring to computers, data is often considered a synonym for information.


In programs with a Thesaurus, such as Microsoft Word, you can use the Thesaurus to find synonyms of any word.

2. With SQL (Structured Query Language), a synonym is an alias for a function, snapshot, table, or view.

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