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lemma (s) (noun), lemmas (pl)
1. In botany: The outer or lower of two bracts surrounding, or enclosing, the flower of a grass spikelet or small spike.
2. In logic, a proposition that is assumed to be true in order to test the validity of another proposition.
3. An assumption taken for granted; something received.
4. In publishing, a heading that indicates the topic of a work or passage.
5. The argument or subject of a literary composition, prefixed as a heading or title; also, a motto appended to a picture, etc.
This entry is located in the following units: lemma-, lemmata- (page 1) lemmo-, lemm-, lemma- + (page 1)
(Greek > Latin: an assumption that is taken for granted; a premise)
(Greek: sheath, husk)