lemmatize

[lem-uh-tahyz]

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.

Nearby words

  1. lemessus,
  2. lemieux,
  3. lemieux, mario,
  4. lemma,
  5. lemmata,
  6. lemme,
  7. lemming,
  8. lemminkäinen,
  9. lemmoblast,
  10. lemmocyte

Also especially British, lem·ma·tise.

Origin of lemmatize

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

Related formslem·ma·ti·za·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for lemmatize

lemmatize

lemmatise

verb

(tr) linguistics to group together the inflected forms of (a word) for analysis as a single item
Derived Formslemmatization or lemmatisation, noun

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