Lexicality



[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 to a lexicon
adj.

1833, from Greek lexikos “pertaining to words” (see lexicon) + -al (1). Related: Lexically.

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