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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The heading that indicates the subject of an annotation or a literary composition or a dictionary entry. A subsidiary proposition that is assumed to be true in order to prove another proposition.

Usage examples (39)
  • Emblem included a motto, called lemma, an image, and an epigram.
  • (A lemma is the word under which a set of related dictionary or encyclopedia entries appears.)
  • When no manuscripts are specified for the lemma in an entry, the lemma is the reading for those manuscripts not otherwise specified.
  • "If he solves the lemma, will he solve the conjecture?" for more
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