Lexeme meaning

lĕk'sēm'
The fundamental unit of the lexicon of a language. Find, finds, found, and finding are forms of the English lexeme find.
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A word or stem that is a meaningful unit in a language and coincides with the abstract unit underlying a given set of inflected forms.
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(linguistics) Roughly, the set of inflected forms taken by a single word, such as the lexeme RUN including as members "run" (lemma), "running" (inflected form), or "ran", and excluding "runner" (derived term).
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(computing) An individual instance of a continuous character sequence without spaces, used in lexical analysis (see token)
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Origin of lexeme

  • lex(icon) –eme
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin lexis, from Ancient Greek λέξις (léxis, “word") + -eme a suffix indicating a fundamental unit in some aspect of linguistic structure. Extracted from phoneme, from Ancient Greek φώνημα (phōnÄ“ma, “sound"), from φωνέω (phōneō, “to sound"), from φωνή (phōnÄ“, “sound").
    From Wiktionary