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lexical

Something that is lexical is related to words. A dictionary is lexical, as is a tongue-twister!

Lexicon is a fancy word for a dictionary. The word lexical is an adjective that describes anything that pertains to words or vocabulary, or to even language more generally. Solving a crossword puzzle is a lexical activity. A linguist, or someone who studies words for a living, has a lexical job. If you find yourself frequently correcting people when they misuse words, then it's likely you have a love of all things lexical.

Definitions of lexical
  1. adjective
    of or relating to words
    lexical decision task”
  2. adjective
    of or relating to dictionaries
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