Lexeme vs Synonym - What's the difference?

lexeme | synonym |


As nouns the difference between lexeme and synonym

is that 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) while synonym is (semantics|with respect to a given word or phrase) a word or phrase with a meaning that is the same as, or very similar to, another word or phrase.

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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 ----

    synonym

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (semantics, with respect to a given word or phrase) A word or phrase with a meaning that is the same as, or very similar to, another word or phrase.
  • "Happy" is a synonym of "glad".
  • *
  • (zoology, with respect to a name for a given taxon) Any of the formal names for the taxon, including the valid name (i.e. the senior synonym).
  • (botany, with respect to a name for a given taxon) Any name for the taxon, usually a validly published, formally accepted one, but often also an unpublished name.
  • (databases) An alternative (often shorter) name defined for an object in a database.
  • * 2011 , Paul Nielsen, Uttam Parui, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Bible
  • Synonyms are part of the SQL standard and are used frequently by Oracle DBAs. Note that Oracle includes both private and public synonyms.

    Synonyms

    * (word or phrase with same meaning as another) equivalent, poecilonym

    Antonyms

    * (word or phrase with same meaning as another) antonym, opposite

    Derived terms

    * near-synonym

    See also

    (en) * homotypic * heterotypic * ----