lexicology

lexicology

[lek-si-kol-uh-jee]
noun
the study of the formation, meaning, and use of words and of idiomatic combinations of words.

Origin:
1820–30; lexic(on) + -o- + -logy

lexicological [lek-si-kuh-loj-i-kuhl] , lexicologic, adjective
lexicologist, noun
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lexicology (ˌlɛksɪˈkɒlədʒɪ)
 
n
the study of the overall structure and history of the vocabulary of a language
 
lexicological
 
adj
 
lexico'logically
 
adv
 
lexi'cologist
 
n

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