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lexicology

[lek-si-kol-uh-jee] /ˌlɛk sɪˈkɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the study of the formation, meaning, and use of words and of idiomatic combinations of words.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; lexic(on) + -o- + -logy
Related forms
lexicological
[lek-si-kuh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌlɛk sɪ kəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
lexicologic, adjective
lexicologist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for lexicology

lexicology

/ˌlɛksɪˈkɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the study of the overall structure and history of the vocabulary of a language
Derived Forms
lexicological (ˌlɛksɪkəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) adjective
lexicologically, adverb
lexicologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for lexicology
n.

1828, from lexico- + -logy.

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