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lexis

[ lek-sis ]
/ ˈlɛk sɪs /
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noun Linguistics.
the vocabulary of a language, as distinct from its grammar; the total stock of words and idiomatic combinations of them in a language; lexicon.
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Origin of lexis

1955–60; <Greek léxis speech, diction, word, text, equivalent to lég(ein) to speak, recount (akin to lógos account, word, Latin legere to read; see logos, lection) + -sis-sis
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British Dictionary definitions for lexis

lexis
/ (ˈlɛksɪs) /

noun
the totality of vocabulary items in a language, including all forms having lexical meaning or grammatical function

Word Origin for lexis

C20: from Greek lexis word
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