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  1  definition  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. 

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