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noun (s, pl2=lemmata)
  1. (mathematics) A proposition proved or accepted for immediate use in the proof of some other proposition.
  2. (linguistics, usually) A canonical form of a term, particularly in the context of highly inflected languages.
  3. (linguistics, less frequently) A lexeme; all the inflected forms of a term.
Etymology: From (term, sc=Grek, , tr=lámma, , auxiliary proposition, lang=el).


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