lexicostatistic

adjective
lex·​i·​co·​statistic
variants: or lexicostatistical \¦leksə̇(ˌ)kō+ \

Definition of lexicostatistic 

: of, relating to, or involving glottochronology (see glottochronology sense 2)

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for lexicostatistic

lexico- (as in lexicographer) + statistic or statistical

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about lexicostatistic

Share lexicostatistic

Statistics for lexicostatistic

Look-up Popularity

Comments on lexicostatistic

What made you want to look up lexicostatistic? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to enclose within walls

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!