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A listeme (/lɪsti:m/) is one of the many uses a word might have. It includes its root, its irregular forms and any idioms that use it. It differs from a lexeme in that the latter refers to the varying forms taken by a single word. As Steven Pinker points out, it's an "uncommon but useful term".[1]


  1. Pinker, Steven The Language Instinct p.509. Harper Perennial ISBN 0-06-095833-2