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lexeme (LEK-seem) noun

The fundamental unit of the lexicon of a language. Find, found, and finding are members of the English lexeme find.

[Lex (icon) + -eme.]

"Lexeme's translation software breaks a language down into its tiniest building blocks, called lexemes." Edward C. Baig, Bilingual Software: New programs Automatically Translate Computer Language, Fortune, 21 Jul 1986.

This week's theme: words about words.

X-Bonus

Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace. -Albert Schweitzer, French philosopher, physician, and musician (Nobel 1952)


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