lexicography lexicography

Definition(s):

  • (n) the act of writing dictionaries

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Thus the longtime guardian ' of Italian lexicography, the Accademia della Crusca in Florence, faces a touchy job of arbitration between pedantry and colloquialism.
  2. In the fusty world of lexicography, new dictionaries are usually introduced with the quiet circumspection generally found in library reading rooms.
  3. So is tennis, as represented here by the Incandenzas' son Hal, a teen court prodigy with a gift for lexicography and a taste for recreational drugs.

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    Have you ever watched a TED talk and thought, "That should be a company!" Well, that's happened a few times, I'm sure, and one of them is right here in Silicon Valley. Years ago, wordsmith Erin McKean delivered a TED talk on her vision around the lexicography and meaning of words. This particular talk struck a chord with an investor named Roger McNamee, who in turn encouraged the team to build a ...
    on March 13, 2014     Source: TechCrunch

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