Glossary of Linguistic Terms

Primary Sense

Primary Sense

A primary sense is the core, basic, literal meaning of a lexeme.

A primary sense is generally the first meaning that comes to mind for most people when a lexeme is uttered alone. Usually it refers to an actual physical thing, an action, or a characteristic of a referent.

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