non-lex·​i·​cal ˌnän-ˈlek-si-kəl How to pronounce non-lexical (audio)
variants or nonlexical
: not lexical : not pertaining to words and their definitions
the inclusion of nonlexical material in a dictionary

Examples of non-lexical in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of non-lexical was in 1889

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“Non-lexical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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