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lemmatize

[lem-uh-tahyz] /ˈlɛm əˌtaɪz/
verb (used with object), lemmatized, lemmatizing.
1.
to sort (the words in a list or text) in order to determine the headword, under which other words are then listed.
Also, especially British, lemmatise.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; < Greek lēmmat- (stem of lêmma; see lemma1) + -ize
Related forms
lemmatization, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for lemmatise

lemmatize

/ˈlɛməˌtaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) (linguistics) to group together the inflected forms of (a word) for analysis as a single item
Derived Forms
lemmatization, lemmatisation, noun
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