Size of Lexicon

Although a full lexicon would be large, it would not be terribly large by today's standards:

Each word might have ten or so sense meanings on average. (Prepositions have about 100; the word ``set'' has the most in the Oxford English Dictionary -- over 200.)

These numbers indicate that a lexicon is not large compared to today's memory sizes.

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