[lek-suh l] /ˈlɛk səl/
Astronomy. a comet that passed closer to the earth than any other comet (1770), but now has an orbit that is too distant from the earth for it to be observed.
[lek-seem] /ˈlɛk sim/ noun, Linguistics. 1. a lexical unit in a language, as a word or base; vocabulary item. /ˈlɛksiːm/ noun 1. (linguistics) a minimal meaningful unit of language, the meaning of which cannot be understood from that of its component morphemes. Take off (in the senses to mimic, to become airborne, etc) is a […]
[lek-si-kon, -kuh n] /ˈlɛk sɪˌkɒn, -kən/ noun, plural lexica [lek-si-kuh] /ˈlɛk sɪ kə/ (Show IPA), lexicons. 1. a wordbook or dictionary, especially of Greek, Latin, or Hebrew. 2. the vocabulary of a particular language, field, social class, person, etc. 3. inventory or record: unparalleled in the lexicon of human relations. 4. Linguistics. /ˈlɛksɪkən/ noun 1. […]
[lek-si-kuh l] /ˈlɛk sɪ kəl/ adjective 1. of or relating to the words or vocabulary of a language, especially as distinguished from its grammatical and syntactical aspects. 2. of, relating to, or of the nature of a . /ˈlɛksɪkəl/ adjective 1. of or relating to items of vocabulary in a language 2. of or relating […]