Lexical definition

lĕksĭ-kəl
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.
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The definition of lexical is something that relates to vocabulary or the words which make up a language.

An example of lexical used as an adjective is the phrase lexical similarity which means words that appear to be similar to other words.

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(linguistics) Concerning the vocabulary, words or morphemes of a language.
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Of or relating to the vocabulary, words, or morphemes of a language.
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Of or relating to lexicography or a lexicon.
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(linguistics) Concerning lexicography or a lexicon or dictionary.
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Of, or having the nature of, a lexicon or lexicography.
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Origin of lexical

  • lexic(on) –al

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin lexis, from Ancient Greek λέξις (léxis, “word") + -al.

    From Wiktionary