Lemma vs Lexeme - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between lemma and lexeme
is that lemma
is (mathematics) a proposition proved or accepted for immediate use in the proof of some other proposition while lexeme
is (linguistics) roughly, the set of inflected forms taken by a single word, such as the lexeme run
including as members "run" (lemma), "running" (inflected form), or "ran", and excluding "runner" (derived term).
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(mathematics) A proposition proved or accepted for immediate use in the proof of some other proposition.
(linguistics, usually) The canonical form of an inflected word; ie the form usually found in dictionaries.
(linguistics, less frequently) A lexeme; all the inflected forms of a term.
(botany) One of the specialized bracts around the floret in grasses.
* (linguistics: canonical form of a term) citation form
* basic form
* canonical form
* citation form
* dictionary form
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English nouns with irregular plurals
(linguistics) Roughly, the set of inflected forms taken by a single word, such as the lexeme RUN including as members "run" (lemma), "running" (inflected form), or "ran", and excluding "runner" (derived term).
(computing) an individual instance of a continuous character sequence without spaces, used in lexical analysis (see token)
* (term), (term), (term) and (term) are variations of the English lexeme (run); whereas (term) and (term) aren’t: they are forms of the lexeme (runner).
* Both contain the morpheme (term), which is a root form referring to “skin”. This is not a lexeme, though.