[lek-seem] /ˈlɛk sim/
a lexical unit in a language, as a word or base; vocabulary item.
(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 lexeme, as well as the independent morphemes take and off
1937, from lexicon + -eme, ending abstracted from morpheme. Related: Lexemic.
A minimal lexical unit of a language. Lexical analysis converts strings in a language into a list of lexemes. For a programming language these word-like pieces would include keywords, identifiers, literals and punctutation. The lexemes are then passed to the parser for syntactic analysis.
[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 […]
- Lexical analyser
language (Or “scanner”) The initial input stage of a language processor (e.g. a compiler), the part that performs lexical analysis. (1995-04-05)