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

First recorded in 1670–80; lexic(on) + -o- + -graphy
Related formslex·i·co·graph·ic [lek-si-koh-graf-ik, -si-kuh-] /ˌlɛk sɪ koʊˈgræf ɪk, -sɪ kə-/, lex·i·co·graph·i·cal, adjectivelex·i·co·graph·i·cal·ly, adverbun·lex·i·co·graph·i·cal, adjectiveun·lex·i·co·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb
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lexicography

noun
  1. the process or profession of writing or compiling dictionaries
Derived Formslexicographer, nounlexicographic (ˌlɛksɪkəˈɡræfɪk) or lexicographical, adjectivelexicographically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for lexicography
n.

1670s, from lexico- + -graphy. Related: Lexicographic; lexicographical.

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