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Definition of Lexicography

(noun) The act, process, or profession of compiling, editing, or writing a dictionary.

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Lexicography Pronunciation

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Syllabification: lex·i·cog·ra·phy

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– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /lek-suh-kAH-gruh-fee/
  • British English – /lek-si-kO-gruh-fee/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English: /ˌlɛksəˈkɑɡɹəfɪ/
  • British English: /ˌleksɪˈkɒgɹəfɪ/

Usage Notes

  • Plural: lexicographies
  • A (nounlexicographer (adverb) lexicographically writes dictionaries using (adjectivelexicographic or (adjective) lexicographical methods.

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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2017. “lexicography.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved April 9, 2020 (https://sociologydictionary.org/lexicography/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

lexicography. (2017). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/lexicography/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2017. “lexicography.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed April 9, 2020. https://sociologydictionary.org/lexicography/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“lexicography.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2017. Web. 9 Apr. 2020. <https://sociologydictionary.org/lexicography/>.