- 1Of or relating to the words or vocabulary of a language: lexical analysisMore example sentences
- Further it is hypothesized that there are different formulators for each language, while there is one lexicon where lexical elements from different languages are stored together.
- In terms of lexical category ambiguity, languages do differ in the extent to which their word-forms are specialized for syntactic function.
- Nevertheless, there is an inverse correlation between the lexical expansion of a language and the iconicity of its grammar.
- 1.1Relating to or of the nature of a lexicon or dictionary: a lexical entryMore example sentences
- WordNet is a big lexical dictionary heavily used by this community for creation of natural language systems.
- Rather, inadequate phonological information is available for a greater proportion of such children's lexical entries.
- The phonological output lexicon stores pronunciations corresponding to all the spoken words known to the reader, also in the form of lexical entries.
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- I get the feeling that Harry must be lexically challenged, because ‘insulting’ cannot have been the word he was looking for.
- The script itself could almost read as a short story, and lexically, Walsh hasn't shied an inch.
- Morphologically and lexically Louisiana Creole resembles Saint-Domingue Creole, although there is evidence that Louisiana Creole was well established by the time Saint-Domingue refugees arrived in Louisiana.
mid 19th century: from Greek lexikos 'of words' (from lexis 'word') + -al.
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