May 17, 2011

Word of the Day: Lexicography

Lexicography \lek-suh-KAH-gruh-fee\ noun

1. The writing or compiling of dictionaries; the editing or making of dictionaries.
2. The principles and practices applied to writing dictionaries.

Origin: Lexicography is derived from the Greek lexicon (biblion), a word- or phrase-book (from lexis, a phrase, a word)+ graphein, to write.

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