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prelexical

/ (priːˈlɛksɪkəl) /
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adjective
transformational grammar denoting or applicable at a stage in the formation of a sentence at which words and phrases have not yet replaced all of the underlying grammatical and semantic material of that sentence in the speaker's mind
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