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lex·i·con

lexicon

 
 
pronunciation:
lek sih kan [or] lek sih kn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a dictionary or other inclusive listing of words.
The anthropologist studied the tribe's language and set out to compile a lexicon.
similar words:
catalogue, compilation, dictionary, glossary, index, inventory, thesaurus, vocabulary, wordbook
definition 2: the set of terms used by an individual, a particular group, or a profession; vocabulary.
Words often take on an entirely unique meaning in the lexicon of a particular field or profession.
synonyms:
cant, nomenclature, terminology, vocabulary
similar words:
argot, jargon, lingo, patois, phraseology, slang, vernacular
definition 3: in linguistics, the entire set of morphemes of any given language.
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