Lexical may refer to:


Lexical corpus In linguistics, the term lexis (from grc, λέξις / word) designates the complete set of all possible words in a language, or a particular subset of words that are grouped by some specific linguistic criteria. For example, the general term ...
or lexis, a complete set of all words in a language * Lexical item, a basic unit of lexicographical classification *
Lexicon A lexicon is the vocabulary of a language or branch of knowledge (such as nautical or medical). In linguistics, a lexicon is a language's inventory of lexemes. The word ''lexicon'' derives from Greek word (), neuter of () meaning 'of or for ...
, the vocabulary of a person, language, or branch of knowledge *
Lexical (semiotics) Content words, in linguistics, are words that possess semantic content and contribute to the meaning of the sentence in which they occur. In a traditional approach, nouns were said to name objects and other entities, lexical verbs to indicate actio ...
or content word, words referring to ''things'', as opposed to having only grammatical meaning **
Lexical verb In linguistics a lexical verb or main verb is a member of an open class of verbs that includes all verbs except auxiliary verbs. Lexical verbs typically express action, state, or other predicate meaning. In contrast, auxiliary verbs express gramm ...
, a member of an open class of verbs that includes all verbs except auxiliary verbs * Lexical aspect, a characteristic of the meaning of verbs * Lexical form, the canonical form of a word, under which it appears in dictionaries *
Lexical definition The lexical definition of a term, also known as the dictionary definition, is the definition closely matching the meaning of the term in common usage. As its other name implies, this is the sort of definition one is likely to find in the dictiona ...
or dictionary definition, the meaning of a term in common usage * Lexical semantics, a subfield of linguistic semantics that studies how and what the words of a language denote


* Lexical analysis, the process of converting a sequence of characters into a sequence of tokens *
Lexical Markup Framework Language resource management - Lexical markup framework (LMF; ISO 24613:2008), is the International Organization for Standardization ISO/TC37 standard for natural language processing (NLP) and machine-readable dictionary (MRD) lexicons. The scope ...
, the ISO standard for natural language processing and machine-readable dictionary lexicons *
Lexical scope In computer programming, the scope of a name binding (an association of a name to an entity, such as a variable) is the part of a program where the name binding is valid; that is, where the name can be used to refer to the entity. In other parts ...
, a scope in computer programming

Other uses

Lexical approach The lexical approach is a method of teaching foreign languages described by Michael Lewis in the early 1990s. The basic concept on which this approach rests is the idea that an important part of learning a language consists of being able to unders ...
, a method of teaching foreign languages * Lexical hypothesis, a widely used theory in personality psychology

See also

Lexeme A lexeme () is a unit of lexical meaning that underlies a set of words that are related through inflection. It is a basic abstract unit of meaning, a unit of morphological analysis in linguistics that roughly corresponds to a set of forms tak ...
* Lexicon (disambiguation) * {{disambiguation