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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]: lemmaA result already proved, which is needed in the proof of some further result. (1995-03-25)

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