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A minimal lexical unit of a language. Lexical analysis converts strings in a language into a list of lexemes. For a programming language these word-like pieces would include keywords, identifiers, literals and punctutation. The lexemes are then passed to the parser for syntactic analysis.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



a unit of the lexical level of language, of its vocabulary.

The lexeme is the same type of abstract linguistic unit as the phoneme, morpheme, syntagma, sememe, and grapheme. It represents a word in all its forms and meanings; for example, all the forms of the word iazyk, “tongue,” and the different meanings of these forms in various contexts, such as iazyk oblozhen, “coated tongue,” russkii iazyk, “Russian language,” and iazyk proizvedeniia, “language of a literary work,” are identical as representatives of one and the same lexeme iazyk.

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