from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Like a dictionary, relating to lexicography (the writing of a dictionary).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to, or according to, lexicography.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to lexicography.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to lexicography
The lexicographic jury is still out on this one, but I would take a guess that the final definition will be something like "to find every excuse to raise interest rates as fast as possible before the commodities rally brings growth to a shuddering halt; See also 'to normalize liquidity'—to keep ATMs in Greece and Ireland stocked without giving a free ride to the rest of the region's banks and governments."
Nobody ever got together at some lexicographic congress and solemnly vowed to nail down these terms.
Heffernan closes with a few suggested lexicographic resources.
Without getting too academic-left-y, part of the reason why diplomacy gets coded as feminine — arrgg I wish I knew how to write this without academic jargon — is because we basically operate in an unfortunate lexicographic paradigm of "hard" military power and "soft" everything-else power.
I always thought I was lexicographic in gridlock, but maybe not.
Oh, I would die happy if this became the Page Six of the lexicographic world.
If you have a lexicographic preference for lifespan over other goods, for example, you would...
Economists are deeply suspicious of lexicographic preferences - that is, preferences which are supposed to take absolute precedence over other preferences.
But in his new book Ethical Intuitionism, Michael Huemer plausibly argues that everyone ought to have the following lexicographic ordering: (1) morality; (2) prudence; (3) desire.
Seems to me he sought to refute by counter-example any lexicographic preference for morality over prudence.