from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The fundamental unit of the lexicon of a language. Find, finds, found, and finding are forms of the English lexeme find.
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- n. Roughly, the set of inflected forms taken by a single word, such as the lexeme RUN including as members "run" (lemma), "running" (inflected form), or "ran", and excluding "runner" (derived term).
- n. an individual instance of a continuous character sequence without spaces, used in lexical analysis (see token)
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- 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'
lex(icon) + -eme.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin lexis, from Ancient Greek λέξις (léxis, "word") + -eme a suffix indicating a fundamental unit in some aspect of linguistic structure. Extracted from phoneme, from Ancient Greek φώνημα (phōnēma, "sound"), from φωνέω (phōneō, "to sound"), from φωνή (phōnē, "sound"). (Wiktionary)