lexicography

[lek-si-kog-ruh-fee]
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. lexicalize,
  2. lexically,
  3. lexico-,
  4. lexicog.,
  5. lexicographer,
  6. lexicology,
  7. lexicon,
  8. lexicostatistics,
  9. lexigram,
  10. lexigraphy

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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British Dictionary definitions for lexicography

lexicography

noun

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

lexicography

n.

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

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