[ lek-si-kol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌlɛk sɪˈkɒl ə dʒi /
the study of the formation, meaning, and use of words and of idiomatic combinations of words.
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OTHER WORDS FROM lexicologylex·i·co·log·i·cal [lek-si-kuh-loj-i-kuhl], /ˌlɛk sɪ kəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, lex·i·co·log·ic, adjectivelex·i·col·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for lexicology
/ (ˌlɛksɪˈkɒlədʒɪ) /
the study of the overall structure and history of the vocabulary of a language
Derived forms of lexicologylexicological (ˌlɛksɪkəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivelexicologically, adverblexicologist, noun
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