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Meaning of LEMMA

Pronunciation:  'lemu

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the head of an annotation or gloss
  2. [n]  a subsidiary proposition that is assumed to be true in order to prove another proposition
  3. [n]  the lower and stouter of the two glumes immediately enclosing the floret in most Gramineae

LEMMA is a 5 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: flowering glume
 See Also: glume, head, header, heading, proposition



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Lem"ma\ (l[e^]m"m[.a]), n.; pl. L. {Lemmata}
(-m[.a]*t[.a]), E. {Lemmas} (-m[.a]z). [L. lemma, Gr. lh^mma
anything received, an assumption or premise taken for
granted, fr. lamba`nein to take, assume. Cf. {Syllable}.]
A preliminary or auxiliary proposition demonstrated or
accepted for immediate use in the demonstration of some other
proposition, as in mathematics or logic.

Computing Dictionary

A result already proved, which is needed in the proof of some further result.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The lower of two bracts enclosing a grass flower.