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Meaning of LEXICON

Pronunciation:  'leksu`kân

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a language user's knowledge of words
  2. [n]  a reference book containing an alphabetical list of words with information about them

LEXICON is a 7 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: dictionary, mental lexicon, vocabulary
 See Also: bilingual dictionary, cognition, collegiate dictionary, desk dictionary, dictionary entry, etymological dictionary, gazetteer, knowledge, language, learner's dictionary, lexical entry, little dictionary, noesis, pocket dictionary, school dictionary, speech, spell-checker, spelling checker, unabridged dictionary, wordbook



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Lex"i*con\ (l[e^]ks"[i^]*k[o^]n), n. [Gr. lexiko`n (sc.
bibli`on), neut. of lexiko`s of or belonging to words, fr.
le`xis a speaking, speech, a way of speaking, a single word
or phrase, fr. le`gein to say, to speak. See {Legend}.]
A vocabulary, or book containing an alphabetical arrangement
of the words in a language or of a considerable number of
them, with the definition of each; a dictionary; especially,
a dictionary of the Greek, Hebrew, or Latin language.

 Definition: in linguistics, the total number of meaningful units {such as words and affixes) of a language.
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 Related Terms: biographical dictionary, cant, chemical dictionary, desk dictionary, dialect dictionary, dictionary, dictionary of quotations, electronics dictionary, etymological dictionary, foreign-language dictionary, gazetteer, general dictionary, geological dictionary, gloss, glossary, gradus, jargon, language, lexis, nomenclator, onomasticon, palaver, phrase book, phraseology, polyglot dictionary, promptorium, rhyming dictionary, science dictionary, slang dictionary, specialized dictionary, stock of words, synonym dictionary, synonymy, terminology, thesaurus, treasury of words, unabridged dictionary, verbiage, vocabulary, word list, wordage, wordbook, wordhoard, words