lexicographical love



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  • adj. Relating to lexicography.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as lexicographic.

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  • adj. of or relating to lexicography


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lexicographic +‎ -al


  • It offers a reasonably engaging protagonist, who, as the novel's first-person narrator, possesses a generally lively writing style that at times can even be rather penetrating, and it is structured in a mildly unorthodox way -- through alphabetically arranged entries that make the story of Andrew a kind of lexicographical guide to his life -- that piques the reader's interest but surely doesn't really pose a threat to narrative coherence for most readers.

    Experimental Fiction

  • It would be a tragic case of lexicographical guilt-by-association.

    Laurence Hughes: Sanitizing Twain -- to the Nth Degree

  • Never mind those unfilled library shelves: At least 200 additions to the language, ranging from "old dear" to "devil-may-care," would have gone unminted, making posterity's loss as much lexicographical as literary.

    Snapshots of 'Boz'

  • It is hoped that this masterpiece will point the way ot wider use of modern lexicographical principles in the compilation of dictionaries for earlier periods of the Arabic language.

    Arabic-English Dictionary: The Hans Wehr Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic « Books « Literacy News

  • For extra credit: How would the late, great lexicographical giant William Safire rule in this case?

    AP says write 'website,' not 'Web site'

  • We have a lexicographical problem: "The Taliban" is an umbrella term for, as Kilcullen notes, a variety of groups.

    Don’t Start The Talking I Could Talk All Night | ATTACKERMAN

  • You are in a lexicographical minefield and are damned every way.

    Busted Up For Dogmeat. « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • So what word did these lexicographical social workers give us to look after and litter the pages of G2 with until we turned welmish 14?

    Move to rescue obscure words

  • Over time, however, the attitude toward their use of language has shifted; the male text of the Yishuv period, which stood out for its lexicographical torrent of description and variety, is now perceived as out-dated and cumbersome; on the other hand, the text of the women writers not only flows better but its style comes across as modern and relevant.

    Prose Writing in the Yishuv: 1882-1948.

  • Schott describes his blog as "a repository of unconsidered lexicographical trifles -- some serious, others frivolous, some neologized, others newly newsworthy."

    Jerry Weissman: Language Lovers Unite


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