lexicalize
lexicalize lex"i*cal*ize (l[e^]ks"[i^]*kal*[imac]z), v. t. 1. To make into a word, coin into a word; as, The concept expressed by German "Gemuetlichkeit" is not lexicalized in English. [WordNet 1.5]

2. To increase the importance of, or emphasis on, words as opposed to other parts of a theory or program; -- said of grammatical theories and computer programs, especially programs for understanding language; as, lexicalized tree-adjoining grammar. [PJC]


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