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The adjective lexical refers to things concerning the words or lexicon of a language. Linguistics, the study of language, often uses lexical concepts.

Lexical may also refer to:


  • Lexical or content word, words referring to things, as opposed to having only grammatical meaning, the opposite of function word
    • Lexical verb, a member of an open class of verbs that includes all verbs except auxiliary verbs
  • Lexical aspect, a characteristic of the meaning of verbs
  • Lexical form, the canonical form of a word, under which it appears in dictionaries
  • Lexical definition or dictionary definition, the meaning of a term in common usage
  • Lexical semantics, a subfield of linguistic semantics that studies how and what the words of a language denote


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