American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A dictionary.
- n. A stock of terms used in a particular profession, subject, or style; a vocabulary: the lexicon of surrealist art.
- n. Linguistics The morphemes of a language considered as a group.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A word-book; a vocabulary; a collection of the words of a language, usually arranged alphabetically and defined and explained; a dictionary: now used especially of a dictionary of Greek or Hebrew.
- n. Synonyms Dictionary, Glossary, etc. See vocabulary.
- n. The vocabulary of a language.
- n. linguistics A dictionary that includes or focuses on lexemes.
- n. A dictionary of Classical Greek, Hebrew, Latin, or Aramaic.
- n. programming The lexicology of a programming language. (Usually called lexical structure.)
- n. rare Any dictionary.
- n. The vocabulary used by or known to an individual. (Also called lexical knowledge)
- n. A vocabulary specific to a certain subject.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A vocabulary, or book containing an alphabetical arrangement of the words in a language or of a considerable number of them, with the definition of each; a dictionary; especially, a dictionary of the Greek, Hebrew, or Latin language.
- n. a reference book containing an alphabetical list of words with information about them
- n. a language user's knowledge of words
- English from the 17th century, from a Medieval Latin or New Latin lexicon, from Ancient Greek λεξικόν (lexicon, "a lexicon"), neuter of λεξικός (lexikos, "of words"), from λέξις (lexis, "a saying, speech, word"), from λέγειν (legein, "to speak"). (Wiktionary)
- Medieval Latin, from Greek lexikon (biblion), word(book), from neuter of lexikos, of words, from lexis, word, from legein, to speak; see leg- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The structure of this lexicon is a bit strange, but with a little fooling around, you can get what you need to know.”
“The result should be on-the-fly brand research that enables you to re-craft your messaging mid-campaign as well as giving you a tool to focus the keyword lexicon, or banner and display spend.”
“The precise extent of the English lexicon is non-computable.”
“The lexicon is a shelter for those who want the news, minus the gossip.”
“It comes down to this, Lance, the difference in lexicon: Democrats are over-educated and forgot how to talk to people.”
“What do you want to bet that some right-wingers are already convincing themselves Bedell must be a liberal simply because he was from California and looks like a metrosexual (which in the right-wing lexicon is more or less equivalent to “gay”).”
“From Promptorium Parvulorum Sive Clericorum, an Anglo-Latin lexicon from c. 1440:”
“Although it does seem to me that a debate about terminology, about the conventionality of the critical lexicon, is still in order: When the powers that be in literary study want to show they have not entirely abandoned the old critical order, they like to point out that much current academic criticism is underpinned by what they want to still call "close reading.”
“One should realize that "conservative" in European lexicon is still far more liberal than the American liberal.”
“Perhaps it's because space opera requires a certain lexicon accrued over decades to truly appreciate its subtleties.”
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