Definition of lexicostatistic
: of, relating to, or involving glottochronology (see glottochronology 2)
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!
Origin and Etymology of lexicostatistic
lexico- (as in lexicographer) + statistic or statistical
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up lexicostatistic? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).