The definition of lexical is something that relates to vocabulary or the words which make up a language.adjective
An example of lexical used as an adjective is the phrase lexical similarity which means words that appear to be similar to other words.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- of a vocabulary, or stock of words, as that of a language; specif., of words as isolated items of vocabulary rather than elements in a grammatical structure
- of, or having the nature of, a lexicon or lexicography
Origin: ModL lexicalis < Gr lexikon, lexicon
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- Of or relating to the vocabulary, words, or morphemes of a language.
- Of or relating to lexicography or a lexicon.
Origin: lexic(on) + -al1.
- lexˌi·calˈi·ty noun
- lexˈi·cal·ly adverb