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lemma


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lemma  \Lem"ma\  (l[e^]m"m[.a]),  n.;  pl  L.  {Lemmata} 
  (-m[.a]*t[.a]),  E.  {Lemmas}  (-m[.a]z).  [L.  lemma,  Gr  lh^mma 
  anything  received,  an  assumption  or  premise  taken  for 
  granted,  fr  lamba`nein  to  take  assume.  Cf  {Syllable}.] 
  A  preliminary  or  auxiliary  proposition  demonstrated  or 
  accepted  for  immediate  use  in  the  demonstration  of  some  other 
  proposition,  as  in  mathematics  or  logic. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lemma 
  n  1:  a  subsidiary  proposition  that  is  assumed  to  be  true  in  order 
  to  prove  another  proposition 
  2:  the  lower  and  stouter  of  the  two  glumes  immediately 
  enclosing  the  floret  in  most  Gramineae  [syn:  {flowering 
  glume}] 
  3:  the  head  of  an  annotation  or  gloss 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  lemma 
 
    A  result  already  proved,  which  is  needed  in  the  proof 
  of  some  further  result. 
 
  (1995-03-25) 
 
 




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