Definition of lexicography in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌlɛksɪˈkɒɡrəfi/


[mass noun]
The activity or occupation of compiling dictionaries: Webster’s name had become famous before he embarked on his career in lexicography
More example sentences
  • The enrichment of the database opens up new perspectives in the field of computational lexicography since the semantic networks contained in the collocational database can be used to enhance corpus-based collocation extraction.
  • Either I've slipped in from some parallel linguistic universe, or the profession of lexicography is falling short in the domain of tools.
  • Trademark names used as verbs are a further area of difficulty, both generally and in lexicography.



Pronunciation: /ˌlɛksɪkəˈɡrafɪk/
Example sentences
  • Anyone with a bit of imagination can also think of many ways that access to very large transcribed speech corpora could be used as an empirical foundation for scientific or lexicographic investigations of speech and language.
  • In fact, I think that any one of those examples would probably do as an adequate basis for lexicographic generalization, suggesting that my use in the preceding paragraph, though plausible enough, is not the same sense.
  • Unfortunately it seems only to go back to 1990, so we can't compare lexicographic terrorism awareness across the Atlantic in 1977.


Pronunciation: /ˌlɛksɪkəˈɡrafɪk(ə)l/
Example sentences
  • I don't know what makes words catch on, but I know you can't just stick bits of other words together, however ingeniously, and expect an awed speech community to take your lexicographical collage to its bosom.
  • Though I'll confess to a recreational curiosity about the expressions themselves, there are a couple of larger issues here that may excuse an indulgence in lexicographical minutiae.
  • This is a joke with a few lexicographical layers.


Pronunciation: /ˌlɛksikəˈɡrafɪk(ə)li/
Example sentences
  • It's curious that such a common usage is lexicographically ignored - I wonder if sports terms in general are similarly underdictionaried, and if so, why?
  • Up there in Nunavut, it's either feast or famine, lexicographically speaking.
  • The matches are found by sorting the substrings lexicographically via a hashing scheme and by then scanning these arrays for k-length matches.

Words that rhyme with lexicography

autobiography, bibliography, biography, cardiography, cartography, chirography, choreography, chromatography, cinematography, cosmography, cryptography, demography, discography, filmography, geography, hagiography, historiography, hydrography, iconography, lithography, oceanography, orthography, palaeography (US paleography), photography, radiography, reprography, stenography, topography, typography

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Line breaks: lexi|cog¦raphy

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