lexical meaning
Definition - The meaning of the base in a paradigm. For example, the meaning of the base love in the paradigm loves, loved, loving, etc.

Oxford English Dictionary -
The term's first citation is from 1933:
"Languages with an elaborate part-of-speech system … have parallel forms with the same lexical meaning for use in different syntactic positions."
(L. Bloomfield Lang. xvi. 271)



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