lexicon

Definitions

  • A stunning blow from the big Greek lexicon
    A stunning blow from the big Greek lexicon
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lexicon a language user's knowledge of words
    • n lexicon a reference book containing an alphabetical list of words with information about them
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Lexicon lĕks"ĭ*kŏn A vocabulary, or book containing an alphabetical arrangement of the words in a language or of a considerable number of them, with the definition of each; a dictionary; especially, a dictionary of the Greek, Hebrew, or Latin language.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lexicon A word-book; a vocabulary; a collection of the words of a language, usually arranged alphabetically and defined and explained; a dictionary: now used especially of a dictionary of Greek or Hebrew.
    • n lexicon Synonyms Dictionary, Glossary, etc. See vocabulary.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Lexicon leks′i-kon a word-book or dictionary
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Quotations

  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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    “Clever people are always the best conversations lexicon.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. lexiko`nsc. bibli`on), neut. of lexiko`s of or belonging to words, fr. le`xis a speaking, speech, a way of speaking, a single word or phrase, fr. le`gein to say, to speak. See Legend
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr.,—lexis, a word, legein, to speak.

Usage

In literature:

Also, what Syriac Lexicon stands highest for value and accuracy?
"Notes and Queries, Number 75, April 5, 1851" by Various
There's no such word as fail in the bright lexicon of my youth.
"Lady Betty Across the Water"
Alexander Schmidt's 'Shakespeare Lexicon' (1874) and Dr. E. A. Abbott's 'Shakespearian Grammar' (1869, new edit.
"A Life of William Shakespeare with portraits and facsimiles" by Sidney Lee
You have it in you, and in your lexicon there is no such word as fail.
"Dorothy's Triumph" by Evelyn Raymond
While he was away the boys moved freely about, some to consult each other's lexicons, others to chat.
"Captain Bayley's Heir:" by G. A. Henty
Burns will soon be read by lexicon, even in the shire of Ayr.
"Literary Tours in The Highlands and Islands of Scotland" by Daniel Turner Holmes
This is a new word which was not in the lexicon of woman in past generations.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
Typhoid germs were unknown to his lexicon; and so long as water looked fairly clear it suited him.
"The Boy Scouts on Belgian Battlefields" by Lieut. Howard Payson
Winer is a Grammar, not a Lexicon.
"The Contemporary Review, Volume 36, September 1879" by Various
If it were Tom, I should say, `In the bright lexicon of youth, there is no such word as fail.
"The Vast Abyss" by George Manville Fenn
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In poetry:

They are fully comprehended
Through the instinct, every one,
And need no labored searching
In a massive lexicon.
"The Desirable Undefined" by Jared Barhite
An artisan of verse am I,
Of simple sense and humble tone;
My Thesaurus is handy by,
A rhyming lexicon I own;
Without them I am ill at ease -
What bards would use such aids as these?
"My Masters" by Robert W Service

In news:

Lexicon Club fire spreads to nearby homes on Grand Rapids' West Side, fire chief says.
Lexicon Drops Price on MC-12HDB Music and Cinema Processor.
If you've had your eye on the MC-12HDB Music and Cinema Processor, Lexicon wants to reward your patience.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire asks the question, and has the look, that joins the national lexicon .
Pushing Science's Limits in Sign Language Lexicon .
INTERVIEWS THE LEXICON EFFECTS PROCESSOR.
'Derecho' transits into public lexicon .
The Lexicon of Iranian 'McCarthyism'.
HARMAN's Lexicon Offering Individual Plug-Ins from PCM Native Effects and PCM Native Reverb Bundles.
HARMAN's Lexicon today announced the availability of the individual plug-ins from its popular PCM Native Effects and PCM Native Reverb Bundles.
Camps Are Cleared, but '99 Percent' Still Occupies the Lexicon .
99 percent' occupies cultural lexicon .
How 'Alley Oop' became a staple in sports lexicon .
The Lexicon 224 was born 33 years ago.
Fringe 101, an essential lexicon .
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In science:

When the vocabulary is large or contains many proper nouns, then the pronouncing lexicon may be generated by a text-to-speech system .
Learning string edit distance
Firstly, our underlying pronouncing lexicon is constructed directly from the observed pronunciations, without any human intervention, while their underlying lexicon is obtained from a hand-built text-to-speech system.
Learning string edit distance
Automatic generation of detailed pronunciation lexicons.
Learning string edit distance
The most striking property of these results is how poorly the trained transduction distances perform relative to the simple Levenshtein distance, particularly when the pronouncing lexicon is derived from the corpus (experiments E3 and E4).
Learning string edit distance
Morphology plays a central role; the lexicon is an inventory of morphosyntactic information.
Three studies of grammar-based surface-syntactic parsing of unrestricted English text. A summary and orientation
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