the act, process, art, or work of writing, compiling, or editing a dictionary or dictionaries
Origin of lexicographyfrom 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- +"Ž -graphy