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Lemma   /lˈɛmə/   Listen
Lemma

noun
(pl. L. lemmata, E. lemmas)
1.
A subsidiary proposition that is assumed to be true in order to prove another proposition.
2.
The lower and stouter of the two glumes immediately enclosing the floret in most Gramineae.  Synonym: flowering glume.
3.
The heading that indicates the subject of an annotation or a literary composition or a dictionary entry.






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... Alameda Ave., El Paso, Texas. She is too crippled to walk, but a smile lights up the tired old eyes that still see to sew without glasses. One tooth of a third set is in her upper gum. She is deaf, but can hear if you speak close to her ear. She says, "Lemma git my ears open, bofe of 'em," wets her finger, then pulls so hard on the ear lobes it ...
— Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves - Texas Narratives, Part 1 • Works Projects Administration



Words linked to "Lemma" :   flowering glume, proposition, header, heading, head, glume



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