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lexical

[ lek-si-kuhl ]
/ ˈlɛk sɪ kəl /
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adjective
of or relating to the words or vocabulary of a language, especially as distinguished from its grammatical and syntactical aspects.
of, relating to, or of the nature of a lexicon.
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Origin of lexical

First recorded in 1830–40; lexic(on) + -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM lexical

lex·i·cal·i·ty, nounlex·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for lexical

lexical
/ (ˈlɛksɪkəl) /

adjective
of or relating to items of vocabulary in a language
of or relating to a lexicon

Derived forms of lexical

lexicality (ˌlɛksɪˈkælɪtɪ), nounlexically, adverb
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