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- noun A word or form that occurs only once in the recorded corpus of a given language.
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- noun A
word occurring only oncein a given corpus.
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- noun a word with a special meaning used for a special occasion
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[Greek : hapax, once + legomenon, neuter sing. passive participle of legein, to count, say.]
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From Ancient Greek ἅπαξ λεγόμενον ("(something) said only once").
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