lex etymology

English word lex comes from English lexeme, English analysis

Detailed word origin of lex

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
lexeme English (eng) (computing) An individual instance of a continuous character sequence without spaces, used in lexical analysis (see token).. (linguistics) A unit of lexical meaning, roughly corresponding to the set of inflected forms taken by a single word, so for example the lexeme RUN includes as members "run" (lemma), "running" (inflected form), and "ran", but excludes "runner" (a derived term).
analysis English (eng) (countable) Decomposition into components in order to study (a complex thing, concept, theory etc.).. (countable) The result of such a process.. (countable, chemistry) The process of breaking down a substance into its constituent parts, or the result of this process.. (countable, logic) Proof by deduction from known truths.. (countable, psychology) Psychoanalysis.. (uncountable, mathematics) [...]
lexical English (eng) (linguistics) concerning lexicography or a lexicon or dictionary. (linguistics) concerning the vocabulary, words or morphemes of a language. (linguistics) denoting a content word as opposed to a function word.
lexical analysis English (eng) (computer science) The conversion of a stream of characters to a stream of meaningful tokens; normally to simplify parsing.
lex English (eng) (computing) To perform lexical analysis; to convert a character stream to a token stream as a preliminary to parsing.

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Descendants of lexeme
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