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Definition of lexical adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

lexical

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈleksɪkl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈleksɪkl//
 
[usually before noun] (linguistics)
 
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connected with the words of a language lexical items (= words and phrases) Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from Greek lexikos ‘of words’ (from lexis ‘word’) + -al.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: lexical