lexicography[lek′sə käg′rə fē]
the act, process, art, or work of writing or compiling a dictionary or dictionaries
Origin of lexicography; from Classical Greek lexikon, lexicon + -graphy
The process or work of writing, editing, or compiling a dictionary.
Origin of lexicographylexico(n) + –graphy.
- lex′i·co·graph′ic , lex′i·co·graph′i·cal
(countable and uncountable, plural lexicographies)
- The art or craft of compiling, writing and editing dictionaries.
- (linguistics) The scholarly discipline of analyzing and describing the semantic, syntagmatic and paradigmatic relationships within the lexicon (vocabulary) of a language and developing theories of dictionary components and structures linking the data in dictionaries.
lexico- + -graphy