lexical

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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: lĕ'ksĭkəl, IPA(key): /ˈlɛksɪkəl/
  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

lexical (not comparable)

  1. (linguistics) Concerning the vocabulary, words, sentences 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
  3. (linguistics) Denoting a content word as opposed to a function word
    a lexical verb

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. lexical

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PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): (Brazil) /lek.siˈkaw/, [lek.siˈkaʊ̯]
  • IPA(key): (Portugal) /ˌlɛ.ksiˈkal/, [ˌlɛ.ksiˈkaɫ]

  • Hyphenation: le‧xi‧cal
  • Rhymes: -al, -aw

AdjectiveEdit

lexical m or f (plural lexicais, comparable)

  1. Synonym of léxico

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French lexical

AdjectiveEdit

lexical m or n (feminine singular lexicală, masculine plural lexicali, feminine and neuter plural lexicale)

  1. lexical

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SpanishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

lexical (plural lexicales)

  1. lexical

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