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What is a major entry in a lexical database?



A major entry is a unit in a lexical database representing a lexeme with its phonological, semantic, grammatical, and anthropological information (where lexically relevant and available).


Insert the following types of lexemes as major entries:

  • Morphemes
  • Letters of the alphabet
  • Loan words or phrases
  • Proper names

Click the following jumps to see examples of major entries in the lexical database:


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