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lex·i·cal

(leks'ĭ-kăl),
Denoting the vocabulary of speech or language.
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lex·i·cal

(leks'i-kăl)
Denoting the vocabulary related to or describing speech or language.
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Included in the conventional implicit category are the lexicalized trope -inferences (LTI) or idioms, which are idiomatic expressions that are fixed in the language, that is, they have undergone a process that linguists call lexicalization or grammaticalization, since they are phrases that function as an inseparable lexical entity.
Typically focusing on the development of lexicalized orthographic knowledge in the early elementary years, self-teaching suggests that the intense focus required to phonologically decode written words allows for the examination and learning of the orthographic information contained therein [33].
Recognizing Plans with Loops Represented in a Lexicalized Grammar.
Comparatively few of these cases become lexicalized as members of the new word-class.
vavrur) is clearly a cakri-type formation that must have been lexicalized with the meaning 'shell' or 'hiding place' (< *'that which covers, covering', see Tichy 1995).
As Spivak puts it, inscriptions are lexicalized into the textuality of the viewer.
On the basis of the above data, one could argue that there are temporal expressions in TID lexicalized with respect to the signers' body; therefore, temporality might be conceptualized 'deictically'.
Before that, as Henk Barkema (1996: 127) holds it: "For more than a century the majority of linguists have used the term 'idiom' to refer to lexicalized expressions with idiosyncratic meanings".
This is evidenced by the fact that the highest frequency terms are the most fully lexicalized. Greater use of a term gives it more currency.