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[lek-si-kog-ruh-fer] /ˌlɛk sɪˈkɒg rə fər/
a writer, editor, or compiler of a dictionary.
Origin of lexicographer
1650-60; < Late Greek lexikográph(os) (see lexicon, -graph) + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But as described here it notes events in a manner of considerable interest for the lexicographer.
  • The word-sense disambiguation system can not only support the lexicographer at work but can be applied to much larger projects.
  • Garner, who is an attorney as well as a lexicographer, lamented the poor quality of much legal writing.
  • It allows the lexicographer to call up any term and display the complete hierarchy, including all internal relationships.
  • He is best-known as a musical lexicographer and for his seemingly endless capacity for having fun.
  • The grave lexicographer found other things requiring censure besides mis-pronunciation.
Word Origin and History for lexicographer

1650s, from French lexicographe "lexicographer," from Greek lexikographos, from lexikon "wordbook" (see lexicon) + -graphos "writer," from graphein "to write" (see -graphy).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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