Definition of delexical in English:

delexical

Syllabification: de·lex·i·cal
Pronunciation: /dēˈleksikəl
 
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adjective

Linguistics
(Of a verb) having little or no meaning in its own right, for example take in take a photograph.
More example sentences
  • The article focuses on what prove to be the two most distinctive uses of MAKE, viz., the delexical and causative uses.
  • While delexical verbs are common to both groups, the main differences in patterns are found to be in the nominal phrase.
  • To obtain a correct word translation selection, a new method of translation English delexical structure into Japanese was applied.

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