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n. ~ 1. The study of names, including their origins, form, meaning, and use.

- onomastic, n. ~ 2. A handwritten signature in a different hand from that used in the body of a manuscript or on a typed or printed document.

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Onomastics includes place names (toponymy) and personal names (anthronymy).