lexeme

noun
lex·​eme | \ ˈlek-ˌsēm How to pronounce lexeme (audio) \

Definition of lexeme

: a meaningful linguistic unit that is an item in the vocabulary of a language

Other Words from lexeme

lexemic \ lek-​ˈsē-​mik How to pronounce lexeme (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of lexeme

1938, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lexeme

Greek lexis word, speech + English -eme — more at lexicon

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“Lexeme.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lexeme. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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