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A word is most simply defined as an element that is listed in the dictionary (= lexeme) or that occurs between two spaces in the spelling or the linguist's description (= word-form).

These definitions are of course not satisfactory, because they do not say why linguists enter elements into a dictionary or write them between two spaces.


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