main entry word


main entry word
noun
the form of a word that heads a lexical entry and is alphabetized in a dictionary
Syn: ↑citation form, ↑entry word
Hypernyms: ↑form, ↑word form, ↑signifier, ↑descriptor
Part Holonyms: ↑lexical entry, ↑dictionary entry

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  • main entry word — n. The form of a word that heads a lexical entry and is alphabetized in a dictionary; also called {entry word}, {headword}, and {lemma}. Syn: citation form, entry word, headword, lemma. [WordNet 1.5] Note: In different languages, different… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • entry word — main entry word main entry word n. The form of a word that heads a lexical entry and is alphabetized in a dictionary; also called {entry word}, {headword}, and {lemma}. Syn: citation form, entry word, headword, lemma. [WordNet 1.5] Note: In… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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