lexicography

noun lex·i·cog·ra·phy \ ˌlek-sə-ˈkä-grə-fē \

Definition of lexicography

1 : the editing or making of a dictionary
2 : the principles and practices of dictionary making

lexicographical

play \ˌlek-si-kō-ˈgra-fi-kəl\ or lexicographic play \ˌlek-si-kō-ˈgra-fik\ adjective

lexicographically

play \ˌlek-si-kō-ˈgra-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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1680

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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