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# Lemma

[lem-uh] /ˈlɛm ə/

noun, plural lemmas, lemmata
[lem-uh-tuh] /ˈlɛm ə tə/ (Show IPA)
1.
a subsidiary proposition introduced in proving some other proposition; a helping theorem.
2.
an argument, theme, or subject, especially when indicated in a heading.
3.
a word or phrase that is glossed; headword.
[lem-uh] /ˈlɛm ə/
noun, plural lemmas. Botany.
1.
a bract in a grass spikelet just below the pistil and stamens.
/ˈlɛmə/
noun (pl) -mas, -mata (-mətə)
1.
a subsidiary proposition, proved for use in the proof of another proposition
2.
(linguistics) a word considered as its citation form together with all the inflected forms. For example, the lemma go consists of go together with goes, going, went, and gone
3.
an argument or theme, esp when used as the subject or title of a composition
/ˈlɛmə/
noun (pl) -mas, -mata (-mətə)
1.
the outer of two bracts surrounding each floret in a grass spikelet Compare palea
n.

1560s, first in mathematics, from Greek lemma (plural lemmata) “something received or taken; an argument; something taken for granted,” from root of lambanein “to take” (see analemma).
lemma
(lěm’ə)
Plural lemmas or lemmata (lěm’ə-tə)
The outer or lower of the two bracts enclosing one of the flowers within a grass spikelet.

logic
A result already proved, which is needed in the proof of some further result.
(1995-03-25)

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• Lemmata

[lem-uh] /ˈlɛm ə/ noun, plural lemmas, lemmata [lem-uh-tuh] /ˈlɛm ə tə/ (Show IPA) 1. a subsidiary proposition introduced in proving some other proposition; a helping theorem. 2. an argument, theme, or subject, especially when indicated in a heading. 3. a word or phrase that is glossed; headword. [lem-uh] /ˈlɛm ə/ noun, plural lemmas. Botany. 1. […]

• Lemmatize

[lem-uh-tahyz] /ˈlɛm əˌtaɪz/ verb (used with object), lemmatized, lemmatizing. 1. to sort (the words in a list or text) in order to determine the headword, under which other words are then listed. /ˈlɛməˌtaɪz/ verb 1. (transitive) (linguistics) to group together the inflected forms of (a word) for analysis as a single item

• Lemme

[lem-ee] /ˈlɛm i/ Pronunciation Spelling. 1. let me. verb Let me •Casual-pronunciation spelling: Lemme open that for you

• Lemming

[lem-ing] /ˈlɛm ɪŋ/ noun 1. any of various small, mouselike rodents of the genera Lemmus, Myopus, and Dicrostonyx, of far northern regions, as L. lemmus, of Norway, Sweden, etc., noted for periodic mass migrations that sometimes result in mass drownings. /ˈlɛmɪŋ/ noun 1. any of various volelike rodents of the genus Lemmus and related genera, […]

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