the principal entry of an item in a reference text, often placed in alphabetical order.
Library Science. the principal, complete entry of an item in a catalog or bibliography, giving full information on the item, often including its location, and the form by which the item is to be consistently identified and cited.
How To Format And Cite A Word And DefinitionThere are different ways to format and cite a word and definition according to different manuals of style. The main thing to do is be consistent.
How To Get A Word Into The Dictionary“I coined a new word. How do I get it into the dictionary?” This is, by far, the question lexicographers hear the most. People invent new words all the time, but which ones actually make it? When lexicographers decide what words to add to dictionaries, they try to imagine what words people actually want to look up. There are two important factors to keep in …
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