from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The process or work of writing, editing, or compiling a dictionary.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The art or craft of compiling, writing and editing dictionaries.
- n. The scholarly discipline of analyzing and describing the semantic, syntagmatic and paradigmatic relationships within the lexicon (vocabulary) of a language and developing theories of dictionary components and structures linking the data in dictionaries.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The art, process, or occupation of making a lexicon or dictionary; the principles which are applied in making dictionaries.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The art or science of compiling lexicons or wordbooks; the scientific exposition of the forms, pronunciation, signification, and history of words.
- n. The act or process of making a dictionary.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of writing dictionaries
The greatest lexicographer of the 19th and early 20th century, James A.H. Murray, began his Romanes Lecture in 1900 on The Evolution of English Lexicography — one of the key texts in English lexicography — with a little story:
One casualty in the new year, Toon predicts, will be "transformation" as a supply chain strategy, as it will be replaced in the buzzword lexicography by "optimization."
For the first time in Latin lexicography, suffixes are treated as headwords, a welcome innovation and one that balances with the traditional treatment of prefixes as such.
It just means to say, in lexicography’s telegraphic fashion, that they’re related etymologically.
These books belie the perception that slang lexicography is concerned with swear words.
There remains yet to be considered the distribution of words into their proper classes, or that part of lexicography which is strictly critical.
Throughout its second half, he tries to draw a contrast between Webster's democratic, "common man" approach to lexicography and his supposedly imperious behavior.
Its scholarship, accuracy and reliability make it one of the most significant contributions to Arabic lexicography.
Publications on theoretical lexicography and on the Swedish Academy; co-author of several dictionaries.
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