Definition of Lemma

1. Noun. A subsidiary proposition that is assumed to be true in order to prove another proposition.

Generic synonyms: Proposition



2. Noun. The lower and stouter of the two glumes immediately enclosing the floret in most Gramineae.
Exact synonyms: Flowering Glume
Generic synonyms: Glume

3. Noun. The heading that indicates the subject of an annotation or a literary composition or a dictionary entry.
Generic synonyms: Head, Header, Heading

Definition of Lemma

1. n. A preliminary or auxiliary proposition demonstrated or accepted for immediate use in the demonstration of some other proposition, as in mathematics or logic.

Definition of Lemma

1. Noun. (mathematics) A proposition proved or accepted for immediate use in the proof of some other proposition. ¹

2. Noun. (linguistics usually) The canonical form of an inflected word; usually, for verbs: the infinitive or the present tense, first person singular; and for nouns: the nominative singular. ¹

3. Noun. (linguistics less frequently) A lexeme; all the inflected forms of a term. ¹

4. Noun. (context: botany) One of the specialized bracts around the floret in grasses. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lemma

1. a type of proposition in logic [n -MAS or -MATA]

Medical Definition of Lemma

1. The lower of two bracts enclosing a grass flower. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lemma

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Literary usage of Lemma

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"lemma of about the same texture as the glumes or more delicate, в. ... lemma and palea much more delicate and shorter than the glumes, the palea shorter ..."

2. Lectures on the Calculus of Variations by Oskar Bolza (1904)
"Hence we obtain // /x proposed to compute the, difference AJ = e/(,3 — ((/nj -(- t/uj) ^Tho lemma here given is a modification of the corresponding lemma ..."

3. Gray's New Manual of Botany: A Handbook of the Flowering Plants and Ferns of by Asa Gray, Benjamin Lincoln Robinson, Merritt Lyndon Fernald (1908)
"Awn more than twice as long as the lemma ; spikelets 1-5-flowered. ... lemma indurated, not at all keeled, awnless or tapering into a short nwn. ..."

4. Flora of the Rocky Mountains and Adjacent Plains, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming by Per Axel Rydberg (1917)
"Stem not compressed ; lemma acute or acuminate. Branches of the panicles ... Spikelets not strongly compressed; lemma neither strongly compressed nor ..."

5. Girolamo Saccheri's Euclides Vindicatus by Girolamo Saccheri (1920)
"Wherefore (as in the the lemma before cited) f82! alone AXD will be the straight ... The third finally is: in this second lemma may be judged immediately ..."

6. Memoirs of the Life, Writings, and Discoveries of Sir Isaac Newton by Sir David Brewster (1855)
"And because/' he s^ys, " Mr. Leibnitz had published those elements (meaning those in the lemma) a year and some months before, without making any mention of ..."

7. A History of Greek Mathematics by Thomas Little Heath (1921)
"The second lemma is still more important, since it is the first statement on ... 1016-18) with a lemma which is not given under any particular treatise ..."

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