# Difference between revisions of "Lemma"

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The '''lemma''' (or citation form, base form, head word) is the canonical form of a word. It is the form of the word that is typically used in paper dictionaries. |
The '''lemma''' (or citation form, base form, head word) is the canonical form of a word. It is the form of the word that is typically used in paper dictionaries. |
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+ | ==Examples== |
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+ | The lemma of "are" is "be". |
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+ | The lemma of "cats" is "cat". |
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+ | The lemma of "children" is "child". |
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+ | The lemma of "lemmas" is "lemma". |
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==See also== |
==See also== |

## Latest revision as of 00:55, 27 March 2020

The **lemma** (or citation form, base form, head word) is the canonical form of a word. It is the form of the word that is typically used in paper dictionaries.

## Examples[edit]

The lemma of "are" is "be".

The lemma of "cats" is "cat".

The lemma of "children" is "child".

The lemma of "lemmas" is "lemma".