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Definition of Lexeme

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basic unit of the lexicon of a language; vocabulary item
Lexeme Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
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lexeme
n : a minimal unit (as a word or stem) in the lexicon of a language; `go' and `went' and `gone' and `going' are all members of the english lexeme `go'

WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a minimal unit (as a word or stem) in the lexicon of a language; `go' and `went' and `gone' and `going' are all members of the English lexeme `go'
(hypernym) language unit, linguistic unit
Lexeme Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
A lexeme is a unit of lexical meaning that exists regardless of the number of inflectional endings it may have or the number of words it may contain. It is a basic unit of meaning, and the headwords of a dictionary are all lexemes. Put more technically, a lexeme is an abstract unit of morphological analysis in linguistics, that roughly corresponds to a set of forms taken by a single word. For example, in the English language, run, runs, ran and running are forms of the same lexeme, conventionally written as RUN. A related concept is the lemma (or citation form), which is a particular form of a lexeme that is chosen by convention to represent a canonical form of a lexeme. Lemmas are used in dictionaries as the headwords, and other forms of a lexeme are often listed later in the entry if they are not common conjugations of that word.

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