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lem·ma 1

 (lĕm′ə)
n. pl. lem·mas or lem·ma·ta (lĕm′ə-tə)
1. A subsidiary proposition assumed to be valid and used to demonstrate a principal proposition.
2. A theme, argument, or subject indicated in a title.
3. A word or phrase treated in a glossary or similar listing.

[Latin lēmma, from Greek, from lambanein, to take.]

lem·ma 2

 (lĕm′ə)
n.
The lower of the two bracts that enclose each floret in a grass spikelet.

[Greek, husk, from lepein, to peel.]
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lemma

(ˈlɛmə)
n, pl -mas or -mata (-mətə)
1. (Mathematics) a subsidiary proposition, proved for use in the proof of another proposition
2. (Linguistics) linguistics a word considered as its citation form together with all the inflected forms. For example, the lemma go consists of go together with goes, going, went, and gone
3. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) an argument or theme, esp when used as the subject or title of a composition
[C16 (meaning: proposition), C17 (meaning: title, theme): via Latin from Greek: premise, from lambanein to take (for granted)]

lemma

(ˈlɛmə)
n, pl -mas or -mata (-mətə)
(Botany) the outer of two bracts surrounding each floret in a grass spikelet. Compare palea
[C19: from Greek: rind, from lepein to peel]
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lem•ma1

(ˈlɛm ə)

n., pl. lem•mas, lem•ma•ta (ˈlɛm ə tə)
1. a subsidiary proposition introduced in proving some other proposition.
2. an argument or theme, esp. when indicated in a heading.
3. a word or phrase that is glossed; headword.
[1560–70; < Latin: theme, epigram < Greek lêmma something received, premise, derivative of lambánein to take]

lem•ma2

(ˈlɛm ə)

n., pl. lem•mas.
the tough, sometimes leathery lower bract of the pair of bracts surrounding the floral parts in a grass spikelet.
[1745–55; < Greek lémma shell, husk, derivative of lépein to peel]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lemma - a subsidiary proposition that is assumed to be true in order to prove another proposition
proposition - (logic) a statement that affirms or denies something and is either true or false
2.lemma - the lower and stouter of the two glumes immediately enclosing the floret in most Gramineae
glume - small dry membranous bract found in inflorescences of Gramineae and Cyperaceae
3.lemma - the heading that indicates the subject of an annotation or a literary composition or a dictionary entry
header, heading, head - a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about; "the heading seemed to have little to do with the text"
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lemma

[ˈlemə] (lemmas or lemmata (pl)) [ˈlemətə] Nlema m
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lemma

pl <-s or -ta>
n (Ling) → Lemma nt
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By Lemmas 1 and 23 we have [h.sup.1] (U, [I.sub.C,U](5)) > [h.sup.1](U, [I.sub.C,U](6)) + 3 [greater than or equal to] [h.sup.1] (U, [I.sub.C,U](7)) + 6 [greater than or equal to] 2d.
In order to establish our results, we need these lemmas. Lemma 3 ([4]).
For any T [member of] [T.sub.2n], the following several lemmas will give necessary conditions on which [W.sub.p](T) attains the maximum values.
In order to prove the following Theorem 3.2, which characterizes the form of the linear map preserving the left spectrum of 2 x 2 quaternion matrices, we need the following lemmas. For convenience, some known results are also listed as Lemmas 2.1, 2.2, and 2.3.
Section 4 is devoted to present some technical lemmas which are required in convergence analysis of the algorithm.
By using Lemmas 4 and 18, it is easy to show that (f [omicron] g) [omicron] f [subset or equal to] f [??] g.
Section 2 contains, in addition to definitions and other preliminary material, the main lemmas. In Section 3, Theorems 12 and 13 show the local higher integrability of commutators of Calderoon-Zygmund singular integral operators on differential forms.
We first list or prove some lemmas as basic but necessary preliminaries.
In Section 2 we first develop some lemmas, then prove the main result given in Section 1.
Since [E.sub.3)](1; F') = [E.sub.3)](1; G') by Lemmas 2.2,2.3,2.4 and 2.7 we get f [equivalent to] g.
By Lemmas 2 and 5, there is a constant C such that [mathematical expression not reproducible] for all w [member of] D.