[lek-si-kuh l] /ˈlɛk sɪ kəl/
of or relating to the words or vocabulary of a language, especially as distinguished from its grammatical and syntactical aspects.
of, relating to, or of the nature of a .
of or relating to items of vocabulary in a language
of or relating to a lexicon
1833, from Greek lexikos “pertaining to words” (see lexicon) + -al (1). Related: Lexically.
- 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)
- Lexical analysis
programming (Or “linear analysis”, “scanning”) The first stage of processing a language. The stream of characters making up the source program or other input is read one at a time and grouped into lexemes (or “tokens”) – word-like pieces such as keywords, identifiers, literals and punctutation. The lexemes are then passed to the parser. [“Compilers […]
- Lexical decision task
noun 1. (psychol) an experimental task in which subjects have to decide as fast as possible whether a given letter string is a word
- Lexical definition
noun the meaning of a word in common usage by speakers of the language; dictionary definition