lexicography

[ lek-si-kog-ruh-fee ]

noun
  1. the writing, editing, or compiling of dictionaries.

  2. the principles and procedures involved in writing, editing, or compiling dictionaries.

Origin of lexicography

1
First recorded in 1670–80; lexic(on) + -o- + -graphy

Other words from lexicography

  • lex·i·co·graph·ic [lek-si-koh-graf-ik, -si-kuh-], /ˌlɛk sɪ koʊˈgræf ɪk, -sɪ kə-/, lex·i·co·graph·i·cal, adjective
  • lex·i·co·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb
  • un·lex·i·co·graph·i·cal, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for lexicography

lexicography

/ (ˌlɛksɪˈkɒɡrəfɪ) /


noun
  1. the process or profession of writing or compiling dictionaries

Derived forms of lexicography

  • lexicographer, noun
  • lexicographic (ˌlɛksɪkəˈɡræfɪk) or lexicographical, adjective
  • lexicographically, adverb

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