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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
lex•i•con /ˈlɛksɪˌkɑn, -kən/USA pronunciation   n. [countable],pl. -ca 
    /-kə/USA pronunciation  -cons. 
    1. a list, wordbook, or dictionary of a language.
    2. Linguisticsthe vocabulary of a particular language, field, social class, person, etc.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
lex•i•con  (leksi kon′, -kən), 
n., pl. lex•i•ca 
    (leksi kə), 
    lex•i•cons. 
    1. a wordbook or dictionary, esp. of Greek, Latin, or Hebrew.
    2. Linguisticsthe vocabulary of a particular language, field, social class, person, etc.
    3. inventory or record:unparalleled in the lexicon of human relations.
    [Ling.]
      • the total inventory of morphemes in a given language.
      • the inventory of base morphemes plus their combinations with derivational morphemes.
    Etymology:
    • Medieval Greek, Greek lexikón, noun, nominal use of neuter of lexikós of words, equivalent. to léx(is) speech, word (see lexis) + -ikos -ic
    • Medieval Latin
    • 1595–1605
    1 . glossary, thesaurus, gloss, concordance.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

lexicon /ˈlɛksɪkən/ n
  1. a dictionary, esp one of an ancient language such as Greek or Hebrew
  2. a list of terms relating to a particular subject
  3. the vocabulary of a language or of an individual
  4. the set of all the morphemes of a language
Etymology: 17th Century: New Latin, from Greek lexikon, n use of lexikos relating to words, from Greek lexis word, from legein to speak



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