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Definitions of eponym:
  • noun:   a name derived from the name of person (real or imaginary) as the name of Alexandria is derived from the name of its founder: Alexander the Great
  • noun:   the name of a person for whom something is supposedly named
    Example: "Constantine I is the eponym for Constantinople"

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