Definition of lexeme noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈleksiːm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈleksiːm//
(also lexical unit) (linguistics) Linguistic devices
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a word or several words that have a meaning that is not expressed by any of its separate parts See related entries: Linguistic devices Word Origin1940s: from lexicon + -eme.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: lexeme