lexicography


lex·i·cog·ra·phy

noun \ˌlek-sə-ˈkä-grə-fē\

Definition of LEXICOGRAPHY

1
:  the editing or making of a dictionary
2
:  the principles and practices of dictionary making
lex·i·co·graph·i·cal \ˌlek-si-kō-ˈgra-fi-kəl\ or lex·i·co·graph·ic \-fik\ adjective
lex·i·co·graph·i·cal·ly \-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

First Known Use of LEXICOGRAPHY

1680

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