- The phrase lexicographic order means in alphabetical order. It is a common term in computer science. It may indicate that numbers are to be treated as strings so 10 comes before 2 because there is no positional weighting and the symbol 1 comes before 2.
lexicography + -ic
Variant of lexicography
the act, process, art, or work of writing or compiling a dictionary or dictionaries
Origin of lexicography; from Classical Greek lexikon, lexicon + -graphy