lexicology


lex·i·col·o·gy

noun \ˌlek-sə-ˈkä-lə-jē\

Definition of LEXICOLOGY

:  a branch of linguistics concerned with the signification and application of words
lex·i·co·log·i·cal \-kō-ˈlä-ji-kəl, -kə-ˈlä-\ adjective
lex·i·col·o·gist \-jist\ noun

Origin of LEXICOLOGY

French lexicologie, from lexico- (from Late Greek lexiko-, from lexikon) + -logie -logy
First Known Use: circa 1828

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