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a branch of lexicology that studies words in a dictionary and determines which words to include in a dictionary.
the fundamental unit of the lexicon. For example, "finds, found, and finding" are all forms of the lexeme "find."
the smallest unit of a lexeme that has meaning. For example, the word "shipment" contains two morphemes: ship and ment.
a morpheme that is also a lexeme. (In our example above, "ship" can stand alone as a word by itself so it is a free morpheme.
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