lexicon lexicon  /ˈlɛk sɪ ˌkɑn/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a language user's knowledge of words
  2. (n) a reference book containing an alphabetical list of words with information about them

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Usage(s):

  1. Davos entered the global lexicon as a place you went to try out new ideas, confirm trends or launch initiatives.
  2. There's an exhaustive lexicon of such Singlish gems at talkingcock.
  3. Doing so, it becomes a lexicon of modern filmmaking.

News

  1. The Money Pivot: Your Drastic Financial Make-Over Begins Now

    By Hal M. Bundrick NEW YORK (MainStreet)--We have been hearing a lot about "The Pivot" for a while now. Silicon Valley lexicon has entered the mainstream once again. Popular use is defining it as a sudden change in strategy for a business, a politician - even a media mogul. Oprah Winfrey says that her fledgling television network is in the midst of a turnaround: "Let me just say, we have made ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: TheStreet.com

  2. Lexicon Pharma To Present At Goldman Sachs Global Conference; Webcast At 5:40 PM

    Lexicon Pharma To Present At Goldman Sachs Global Conference; Webcast At 5:40 PM
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  3. Lexicon dips as analyst questions diabetes drug

    Shares of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc. slipped Tuesday after a Morgan Stanley analyst downgraded the stock based on his view of its experimental diabetes drug LX4211. THE SPARK: Analyst David Friedman ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. A stunned Mr Brown replied: "No. I think this is the sort of questioning which is all too often entering the lexicon of British politics."
    on Sep 27, 2009 By: Gordon Brown Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  2. "The term cap and trade is not in the lexicon anymore," Salazar told CNBC television.
    on Mar 31, 2010 By: Ken Salazar Source: The Guardian

  3. "My preference would certainly be that the term `stolen' be not used," Dr Nelson said. "It is, however, something that (has been) taken on in the lexicon ...... in relation to this issue. It's something upon which the government is not...
    on Feb 5, 2008 By: Brendan Nelson Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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