lexical


lex·i·cal

adjective \ˈlek-si-kəl\

linguistics : relating to words or vocabulary

Full Definition of LEXICAL

1
:  of or relating to words or the vocabulary of a language as distinguished from its grammar and construction
2
:  of or relating to a lexicon or to lexicography
lex·i·cal·i·ty \ˌlek-sə-ˈka-lə-tē\ noun
lex·i·cal·ly \ˈlek-si-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of LEXICAL

  1. <a dictionary provides lexical information—it tells you what the word cat means, not all there is to know about cats>

First Known Use of LEXICAL

1836

Other Language Terms

cognate, collocation, homonym

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