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Definition of "lexicography" []

  • The process or work of writing, editing, or compiling a dictionary. (noun)

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Use "lexicography" in a sentence
  • "The greatest lexicographer of the 19th and early 20th century, James A.H. Murray, began his Romanes Lecture in 1900 on The Evolution of English Lexicography — one of the key texts in English lexicography — with a little story:"
  • "One casualty in the new year, Toon predicts, will be "transformation" as a supply chain strategy, as it will be replaced in the buzzword lexicography by "optimization.""
  • "For the first time in Latin lexicography, suffixes are treated as headwords, a welcome innovation and one that balances with the traditional treatment of prefixes as such."