[ lek-seem ]
/ ˈlɛk sim /
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a lexical unit in a language, as a word or base; vocabulary item.
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British Dictionary definitions for lexeme
/ (ˈlɛksiːm) /
linguistics a minimal meaningful unit of language, the meaning of which cannot be understood from that of its component morphemes. Take off (in the senses to mimic, to become airborne, etc) is a lexeme, as well as the independent morphemes take and off
Word Origin for lexeme
C20: from lex (icon) + -eme
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