Glossary of Linguistic Terms

Minor Entry In A Lexical Database

Definition: 

A minor entry is a unit in the lexical database representing a lexeme that is an irregular variant of a major entry lexeme. It contains minimal phonological, semantic, and grammatical information about the variant.

Insert the following types of lexemes as minor entries:

  • Irregularly inflected forms
  • Irregular phonological variants
Examples: 

Click the following jumps to see examples of minor entries in the English lexical database: