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Meaning of LEXEME

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a minimal unit (as a word or stem) in the lexicon of a language; `go' and `went' and `gone' and `going' are all members of the English lexeme `go'

LEXEME is a 6 letter word that starts with L.


 See Also: language unit, linguistic unit



Computing Dictionary

A minimal lexical unit of a language. lexical analysis converts strings in a language into a list of lexemes. For a programming language these word-like pieces would include keywords, identifiers, literals and punctutation. The lexemes are then passed to the parser for syntactic analysis.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: antonym, articulation, expression, free form, glosseme, homograph, homonym, homophone, icon, lexical form, linguistic form, locution, logos, metonym, minimum free form, monosyllable, morpheme, phrase, polysyllable, semasiological unit, sememe, sign, signifiant, significant, syllable, symbol, synonym, term, token, type, usage, utterance, verbalism, verbum, vocable, word