Lexicography Lex`i*cog"ra*phy (l[e^]ks`[i^]*k[o^]g"r[.a]*f[y^]), n. [Cf. F. lexicographie.] The art, process, or occupation of making a lexicon or dictionary; the principles which are applied in making dictionaries; as, with so many words lexicography can be interesting in parts but at length is rather tedious labor. [1913 Webster +PJC]

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  • lexicography — [[t]le̱ksɪkɒ̱grəfi[/t]] N UNCOUNT Lexicography is the activity or profession of writing dictionaries. Derived words: lexicographer plural N COUNT A lexicographer s job is to describe the language …   English dictionary

  • lexicography — noun Date: 1680 1. the editing or making of a dictionary 2. the principles and practices of dictionary making • lexicographical or lexicographic adjective • lexicographically adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • lexicography — Synonyms and related words: criticism, cryptanalysis, cryptography, cryptology, diagnostics, epigraphy, exegetics, glossography, hermeneutics, lexicology, lexigraphy, literary criticism, metoposcopy, oneirology, onomasiology, onomastics,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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