- Lexis is defined as the full set of words in a language and their definitions.
An example of lexis is what a dictionary tries to contain.
lexis definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
the full vocabulary of a language, or of a group, individual, field of study, etc.
Origin: see lexicon
lexis definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
The total set of words in a language as distinct from morphology; vocabulary.
Origin: Greek, speech, word; see lexicon.
lexis - Legal Definition
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