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ha·pax le·go·me·non(hā′păks′ lĭ-gŏm′ə-nŏn′)
n. pl. ha·pax le·go·me·na (-nə)
A word or form that occurs only once in the recorded corpus of a given language.
[Greek : hapax, once + legomenon, neuter sing. passive participle of legein, to count, say.]
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hapax legomenon(ˈhæpæks ləˈɡɒmɪˌnɒn)
n, pl hapax legomena (ləˈɡɒmɪnə)
(Linguistics) another term for nonce word
[Greek: thing said only once]
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hap•ax le•go•me•non(ˈhæp æks lɪˈgɒm əˌnɒn, ˈheɪ pæks)
n., pl. hapax le•go•me•na (lɪˈgɒm ə nə)
a word or phrase that appears only once in a text, the works of an author, or the written record of a language.
[1880–85; < Greek hápax legómenon (thing) once said]
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|Noun||1.||hapax legomenon - a word with a special meaning used for a special occasion|
word - a unit of language that native speakers can identify; "words are the blocks from which sentences are made"; "he hardly said ten words all morning"
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