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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lexicon  \Lex"i*con\  (l[e^]ks"[i^]*k[o^]n),  n.  [Gr.  lexiko`n  (sc. 
  bibli`on),  neut.  of  lexiko`s  of  or  belonging  to  words  fr 
  le`xis  a  speaking,  speech,  a  way  of  speaking,  a  single  word 
  or  phrase,  fr  le`gein  to  say  to  speak.  See  {Legend}.] 
  A  vocabulary,  or  book  containing  an  alphabetical  arrangement 
  of  the  words  in  a  language  or  of  a  considerable  number  of 
  them  with  the  definition  of  each  a  dictionary  especially, 
  a  dictionary  of  the  Greek,  Hebrew,  or  Latin  language. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lexicon 
  n  1:  a  language  user's  knowledge  of  words  [syn:  {vocabulary},  {mental 
  lexicon}] 
  2:  a  reference  book  containing  an  alphabetical  list  of  words 
  with  information  about  them  [syn:  {dictionary}] 




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