lexical meaning


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

Word History

First Known Use

1933, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lexical meaning was in 1933

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“Lexical meaning.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lexical%20meaning. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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