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- (linguistics) The set of all words and phrases in a language.
- The vocabulary used by a writer
- In this broadsheet newspaper, the reporter uses a complicated and formal lexis which I find hard to understand sometimes.
- “lexis” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [2nd Ed.; 1989]
From Ancient Greek λέξις (lexis)
- A word.
Irregular. Accusative plural lexeis.