[ lek-si-kon, -kuhn ]
/ ˈlɛk sɪˌkɒn, -kən /
noun, plural lex·i·ca [lek-si-kuh] /ˈlɛk sɪ kə/, lex·i·cons.
a wordbook or dictionary, especially of Greek, Latin, or Hebrew.
the vocabulary of a particular language, field, social class, person, etc.
inventory or record: unparalleled in the lexicon of human relations.
- the total inventory of morphemes in a given language.
- the inventory of base morphemes plus their combinations with derivational morphemes.
Origin of lexicon
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British Dictionary definitions for lexica
/ (ˈlɛksɪkən) /
a dictionary, esp one of an ancient language such as Greek or Hebrew
a list of terms relating to a particular subject
the vocabulary of a language or of an individual
linguistics the set of all the morphemes of a language
Word Origin for lexicon
C17: New Latin, from Greek lexikon, n use of lexikos relating to words, from Greek lexis word, from legein to speak
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