lexicology

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

Definition of lexicology 

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

Other words from lexicology

lexicological \ˌlek-sə-kō-ˈlä-ji-kəl, -kə-ˈlä- \ adjective
lexicologist \ˌlek-sə-ˈkä-lə-jist \ noun

First Known Use of lexicology

circa 1828, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lexicology

French lexicologie, from lexico- (from Late Greek lexiko-, from lexikon) + -logie -logy

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