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What is a major entry in a lexical database?

 

Definition
 

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
Parts
 
Examples
 

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