Definition - Lexical priming is a theory of language which argues that when we acquire vocabulary each acquired word becomes associated with the contexts with which we repeatedly encounter it, so much so, that we start to subconsciously expect and replicate these contexts when we hear and speak the words.

The different types of information that the word is associated with are called its primings.

Etymology -
Lexical priming theory was formulated by Michael Hoey.

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