Definition of lexicographer in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌlɛksɪˈkɒɡrəfə/


A person who compiles dictionaries.
Example sentences
  • Contributors range from in-house lexicographers and editors to consultants whose specialist subjects include science, business and finance, law, education, religion and pharmacology.
  • Compensation is now a mental disease that will challenge the lexicographers of medical dictionaries to define a mindset which I can only describe as compensationitis.
  • For example, the editors of the Oxford English Dictionary liken the lexicographer to the naturalist.

Words that rhyme with lexicographer

autobiographer, bibliographer, biographer, cartographer, choreographer, cinematographer, crystallographer, geographer, Hagiographa, hagiographer, iconographer, lithographer, oceanographer, palaeographer (US paleographer), photographer, pornographer, radiographer, stenographer, topographer, typographer

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Line breaks: lexi|cog¦raph¦er

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