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adjective lex·i·cal \ˈlek-si-kəl\

Simple Definition of lexical

  • linguistics : relating to words or vocabulary

Full Definition of lexical

  1. 1 :  of or relating to words or the vocabulary of a language as distinguished from its grammar and construction

  2. 2 :  of or relating to a lexicon or to lexicography

lex·i·cal·i·ty play \ˌlek-sə-ˈka-lə-tē\ noun
lex·i·cal·ly play \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>



1836

First Known Use of lexical

1836

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