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Definition of a person or character:  indicating that their name was used to name something — such as a Harry Potter movie

of a thing:  indicating that its name comes from a person — such as pasteurization from Louis Pasteur
  • Daniel Radcliffe plays the eponymous Harry Potter.
  • Ferdinand Porsche, who built the eponymous sports car, also designed the first Volkswagen.
  • Nancy Talbot, who founded the eponymous clothing store...
  • His eponymous Madden NFL video game...
  • Her eponymous debut album...
  • This sign was first noted by Adam, and is deserving of the eponym "Adam's sign."
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • We kissed for a while and then lay together listening to The Hectic Glow's eponymous album, and eventually we fell asleep like that, a quantum entanglement of tubes and bodies.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • Through the use of electronic mirrors inside the computer, this beam is made to sweep back and forth across the lenses of Hiro's goggles, in much the same way as the electron beam in a television paints the inner surface of the eponymous Tube.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Woodstock, New York, is a town in Ulster County, New York, perhaps best known for the eponymous Woodstock concert [see Woodstock Concert] in 1969, a three-day event featuring acts from Jimi Hendrix to Jams Joplin, which actually occurred in a nearby town.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • When Esteban Trueba realized that behind his back these Contemporaries and Eponyms were breathing through their navels and taking off their clothes on the slightest pretext, he lost his patience and kicked them all out of his house, threatening them with his cane and shouting that he would call the police.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • If we have to give it an eponym, maybe call it the vein of Mayo if we must, or even the vein of Laterjet, which seems to me much the same thing.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Surely, the world is ready for an eponym honoring a humble compounder who has seen more relapsing fever with one eye than you or I will ever see with two.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • ...S. Richard and S. Vincent de Paul and S. Martin of Todi and S. Martin of Tours and S. Alfred and S. Joseph and S. Denis and S. Cornelius and S. Leopold and S. Bernard and S. Terence and S. Edward and S. Owen Caniculus and S. Anonymous and S. Eponymous and S. Pseudonymous and S. Homonymous and S. Paronymous and S. Synonymous and S. Laurence O'Toole and S. James of Dingle and Compostella and S. Columcille and S. Columba and S. Celestine and S. Colman and S. Kevin and S. Brendan and S....
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses

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