entry word


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entry word

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Noun1.entry word - the form of a word that heads a lexical entry and is alphabetized in a dictionaryentry word - the form of a word that heads a lexical entry and is alphabetized in a dictionary
descriptor, form, signifier, word form - the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something; "the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached"
dictionary entry, lexical entry - the entry in a dictionary of information about a word
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This information may include spelling, pronunciation, the indication of the class the entry word belongs to, the definition of the meaning, morphological properties, syntactic and stylistic properties, etymology, location in the subsystems of semantically related words (Tekoriene, Maskalieniene 2004).
The information in brackets above probably indicates George Borrow's addition of an "e" on the end of the entry word, theoretically making Hemingway the first to use the word "anis" without the extra letter.
It is best described by its own entry word - ``hash.
The most useful alternative words are given first, with the word closest in meaning to the entry word given in capitals.
One of the projects he headed involved storing the entry words of "Nykysuomen sanakirja" on magnetic tape, thus making them computer-accessible.
IEQ uses English-language lemmata, or entry words, for its articles which cover all concepts, themes, names and places mentioned in the Qur'an.
It is sweet revenge for the writer, who was left frustrated last year when his entry Words That Never Wear Out was rejected straight off by RTE's Eurovision panel.
Available on select Get It Now-enabled phones, the Merriam- Webster Spanish-English Dictionary helps ensure the cat won't get your tongue when translating words between English and Spanish as users can search more than 100,000 translations and 80,000 entry words and phrases in both languages.