lemmatize

[ lem-uh-tahyz ]
/ ˈlɛm əˌtaɪz /

verb (used with object), lem·ma·tized, lem·ma·tiz·ing.

to sort (the words in a list or text) in order to determine the headword, under which other words are then listed.
Also especially British, lem·ma·tise.

Origin of lemmatize

1965–70; < Greek lēmmat- (stem of lêmma; see lemma1) + -ize

Related forms

lem·ma·ti·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for lemmatize

lemmatize

lemmatise

/ (ˈlɛməˌtaɪz) /

verb

(tr) linguistics to group together the inflected forms of (a word) for analysis as a single item

Derived Forms

lemmatization or lemmatisation, noun
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