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1[mass noun] The total stock of words in a language.
- ‘Because the word ‘globalization’ wasn't part of the general lexis back then, the snoring bankers weren't troubled by dark daydreams filled with hungry competitors from a flattening world preparing to eat their splendid lunch.’
- ‘According to Mr. Schaik, the influence of the Dutch was there in the Indian and Sri Lankan languages which had absorbed a few Dutch words in their lexis.’
- 1.1 The level of language consisting of vocabulary, as opposed to grammar or syntax:‘the distinction between grammar and lexis’
lexicon, word stock, lexisView synonyms
- ‘This grammar is the first pedagogic grammar to integrate syntax and lexis using corpus data.’
- ‘Each major area is enclosed by a large number of isoglosses representing differences in lexis, grammar, and phonology.’
1950s (denoting the wording in a piece of writing): from Greek, literally word (see lexicon).
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