- the writing, editing, or compiling of dictionaries.
- the principles and procedures involved in writing, editing, or compiling dictionaries.
Origin of lexicography
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Examples from the Web for lexicographical
The first of his lexicographical works was a new and revised edition of Huloet's Dictionarie, which occupied him two years.
This singular negligence ought to be placed in the class of our literary blunders; these form a pair of lexicographical anecdotes.Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)
A lexicographical tablet informs us that Uruk was specially well fortified.
That the term has hitherto been found only in lexicographical tablets need not surprise us.
Within the last twenty—even ten—years most valuable additions have been made to our lexicographical stores.
- the process or profession of writing or compiling dictionaries
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Word Origin and History for lexicographical
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