lexeme


lex·eme

noun \ˈlek-ˌsēm\

Definition of LEXEME

:  a meaningful linguistic unit that is an item in the vocabulary of a language
lex·em·ic \lek-ˈsē-mik\ adjective

Origin of LEXEME

Greek lexis word, speech + English -eme — more at lexicon
First Known Use: 1938

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