1. [ noun ] (mathematics,logic) a subsidiary proposition that is assumed to be true in order to prove another proposition
Related terms: proposition
2. [ noun ] (botany) the lower and stouter of the two glumes immediately enclosing the floret in most Gramineae
Synonyms: flowering_glume
Related terms: glume
3. [ noun ] (linguistics,writing) the head of an annotation or gloss
Related terms: heading
Similar spelling:   Lema