lexeme

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin lexis, from Ancient Greek λέξις ‎(léxis, word) + -eme a suffix indicating a fundamental unit in some aspect of linguistic structure. Extracted from phoneme, from Ancient Greek φώνημα ‎(phṓnēma, sound), from φωνέω ‎(phōnéō, to sound), from φωνή ‎(phōnḗ, sound).

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NounEdit

lexeme ‎(plural lexemes)

  1. (linguistics) Roughly, the set of inflected forms taken by a single word, such as the lexeme RUN including as members "run" (lemma), "running" (inflected form), or "ran", and excluding "runner" (derived term).
  2. (computing) an individual instance of a continuous character sequence without spaces, used in lexical analysis (see token)

Usage notesEdit

  • Ran, run, runs, and running are variations of the English lexeme run; whereas runner and runners aren’t: they are forms of the lexeme runner.
  • Both hypodermic and dermatologist contain the morpheme derm, which is a root form referring to “skin”. This is not a lexeme, though.

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NounEdit

lexeme n pl

  1. plural of lexem
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