lexical meaning

noun

Definition of lexical meaning

: the meaning of the base (such as the word play) in a paradigm (such as plays, played, playing) — compare grammatical meaning

First Known Use of lexical meaning

1933, in the meaning defined above

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“Lexical meaning.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lexical%20meaning. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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