Definitions for lexicalˈlɛk sɪ kəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lexical(adj)

    of or relating to words

    "lexical decision task"

  2. lexical(adj)

    of or relating to dictionaries


  1. lexical(Adjective)

    concerning the vocabulary, words or morphemes of a language

  2. lexical(Adjective)

    concerning lexicography or a lexicon or dictionary

  3. Origin: From lexis, from λέξις + -al.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lexical(adj)

    of or pertaining to a lexicon, to lexicography, or words; according or conforming to a lexicon


  1. Content word

    In linguistics content words as well as autosemantic are words such as nouns, most verbs, adjectives, and adverbs that refer to some object, action, or characteristic. Content words contrast with function words, which function primarily to express the grammatical relationships between other words in a sentence. Content words are open class words, meaning that new content words can be added to the lexicon easily. In relation to phonology, content words adhere to the minimal word constraint, while function words do not.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'lexical' in Adjectives Frequency: #992

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