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lexical

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From Latin lexis, from Ancient Greek λέξις (léksis, word) + -al.

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lexical (not comparable)

  1. (linguistics) concerning the vocabulary, words or morphemes of a language
    • 1988, Andrew Radford, Transformational grammar: a first course, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, page 137:
      So, it seems clear that the idiosyncratic restrictions relating to the range of
      complements which a Preposition does or does not permit are directly analo-
      gous to the parallel restrictions which hold in the case of Verbs. The restric-
      tions concerned are not categorial in nature (i.e. they are not associated with
      every single item belonging to a given category): on the contrary, they are
      lexical in nature (that is to say, they are properties of individual lexical items,
      so that different words belonging to the same category permit a different range
      of complements).
  2. (linguistics) concerning lexicography or a lexicon or dictionary

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin lexis, from Ancient Greek λέξις (léksis, word) + -al.

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lexical m (feminine lexicale, masculine plural lexicaux, feminine plural lexicales)

  1. lexical

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