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lexicology

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noun lex·i·col·o·gy \ˌlek-sə-ˈkä-lə-jē\

Definition of lexicology

  1. :  a branch of linguistics concerned with the signification and application of words

lex·i·co·log·i·cal play \-kō-ˈlä-ji-kəl, -kə-ˈlä-\ adjective
lex·i·col·o·gist play \-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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