lemmatize

lemmatize

[lem-uh-tahyz]
verb (used with object), lemmatized, lemmatizing.
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:
1965–70; < Greek lēmmat- (stem of lêmma; see lemma1) + -ize

lemmatization, noun
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lemmatize or lemmatise (ˈlɛməˌtaɪz)
 
vb
(tr) linguistics to group together the inflected forms of (a word) for analysis as a single item
 
lemmatise or lemmatise
 
vb
 
lemmati'zation or lemmatise
 
n
 
lemmati'sation or lemmatise
 
n

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