American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The branch of linguistics that deals with the lexical component of language.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The science of words; that branch of learning which treats of the forms, derivation, signification, and relations of words.
- n. uncountable (linguistics) The part of linguistics that studies words, their nature and meaning, words' elements, relations between words including semantic relations, words groups and the whole lexicon.
- n. countable A specific theory concerning the lexicon.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The science of the derivation and signification of words; that branch of learning which treats of the signification and application of words.
- n. the branch of linguistics that studies the lexical component of language
- From Ancient Greek λεξικός (lexikos, "of words"), from λέξις (lexis, "a saying, speech, word"), from λέγειν (legein, "to speak") + -logy (Wiktionary)
- lexico(n) + -logy. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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