Lemma vs Lexeme - What's the difference?

lemma | lexeme |


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).

lemma

English

(wikipedia lemma)

Noun

(en-noun)
  • (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.
  • Synonyms

    * (linguistics: canonical form of a term) citation form

    See also

    * basic form * canonical form * citation form * dictionary form * headword

    lexeme

    English

    (wikipedia lexeme)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (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)
  • Usage notes

    * (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.

    Derived terms

    * *

    See also

    * chereme * chroneme * grapheme * lingueme * listeme * morpheme * phoneme * term * toneme * word ----