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English noun: lemma

1. lemma (communication) a subsidiary proposition that is assumed to be true in order to prove another proposition


Broader (hypernym)proposition

2. lemma (plant) the lower and stouter of the two glumes immediately enclosing the floret in most Gramineae


Synonymsflowering glume


Broader (hypernym)glume

3. lemma (communication) the heading that indicates the subject of an annotation or a literary composition or a dictionary entry


Broader (hypernym)head, header, heading









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