American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to the vocabulary, words, or morphemes of a language.
- adj. Of or relating to lexicography or a lexicon.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Relating to or connected with the vocabulary of a language: as, lexical fullness; lexical knowledge.
- Of or pertaining to a lexicon.
- adj. linguistics concerning the vocabulary, words or morphemes of a language
- adj. linguistics concerning lexicography or a lexicon or dictionary
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to a lexicon, to lexicography, or words; according or conforming to a lexicon.
- adj. of or relating to dictionaries
- adj. of or relating to words
- From Latin lexis, from Ancient Greek λέξις (léxis, "word") + -al. (Wiktionary)
- lexic(on) + -al1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“There seems to be nothing but confusion with regards to the intricacies of a language, or what the stuffy English major in me knows as lexical content words (nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs) and function words (pronouns, conjunctions, determiners, prepositions etc.) - something that seems to fly over the heads of most self-professed raw watchers, especially those who claim they don't need subtitles anymore.”
“English isn’t derived from German, and New High German is quite a bit different in lexical structure from Modern English (Old High German is closer).”
“But nearly half of the new words are not included in any dictionary and are dubbed lexical”
“Because matching a variable to its binding only requires analysis of the program text, this type of scoping is called lexical scoping. var b = f1 ();”
“Essentially none of us, in our own lives, give negative liberty the kind of lexical priority it has on many libertarian theories.”
“A little bit more on the pernicious side is the belief that lexicographers — the folks who edit the dictionary — are somehow on a higher plane of word usage than the common person, and that they make decisions as to what does and does not enter the hallowed ranks of dictionary-words based on some exquisite aesthetic sense, some finely-tuned Sprachgefühl, a kind of lexical perfect pitch.”
“Just as thoughts are composed of more basic, word-sized concepts, so these word-sized concepts ” known as lexical concepts ” are generally thought to be composed of even more basic concepts.”
“Jay, a profanity researcher for more than 30 years, finds two-thirds of adults with rules against swearing will themselves swear at home - a kind of lexical tick that's knit deeper into our neurons every day.”
“To be sure, the complications are not strictly lexical or even lexicographical: they stem chiefly from the differences between the kind of lexical alternation of the bonnet/hood, roundabout/traffic circle, dustman/garbage collector type and the type that is sociolinguistic and meaningless without some sort of acculturative comment, like tea, which occurs in both varieties of English but means quite different things in each, the Ashes, which doesn't occur at all in American English, and back bencher,”
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