lexicalize definition

  • verb:
    • To convert to a single lexical device, as a small grouping of words with definition beyond their particular components.
    • make or coin into a word or take a term in to the lexicon of a language
  • verb-transitive:
    • In order to make into a word, coin into a word.
    • to improve the importance of, or emphasis on, words in place of other areas of a theory or system; -- stated of grammatical ideas and computer system programs, specifically programs for comprehending language.

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