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lexicography

[lek-si-kog-ruh-fee] /ˌlɛk sɪˈkɒg rə fi/
noun
1.
the writing, editing, or compiling of dictionaries.
2.
the principles and procedures involved in writing, editing, or compiling dictionaries.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80; lexic(on) + -o- + -graphy
Related forms
lexicographic
[lek-si-koh-graf-ik, -si-kuh-] /ˌlɛk sɪ koʊˈgræf ɪk, -sɪ kə-/ (Show IPA),
lexicographical, adjective
lexicographically, adverb
unlexicographical, adjective
unlexicographically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for lexicography

lexicography

/ˌlɛksɪˈkɒɡrəfɪ/
noun
1.
the process or profession of writing or compiling dictionaries
Derived Forms
lexicographer, noun
lexicographic (ˌlɛksɪkəˈɡræfɪk), lexicographical, adjective
lexicographically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for lexicography
n.

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

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