(1) A minimal unit (as a word or stem) in the lexicon of a language; `go' and `went' and `gone' and `going' are all members of the English lexeme `go'
- Roughly, the set of inflected forms taken by a single word, such as the lexeme RUN including as members "run" (lemma), "running" (inflected form), or "ran", and excluding "runner" (derived term).
Usage notes, , and are variations of the English lexeme ; whereas and aren’t: they are forms of the lexeme .
- Both and contain the morpheme , which is a root form referring to “skin”. This is not a lexeme, though.