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A person who compiles dictionaries.
- ‘As for our ever-expanding vocabulary, lexicographers cannot data mine the information tsunami fast enough to record each new tech term entering the mainstream.’
- ‘When you cannot remember what sedulous means, or you want to find out why somebody called you a hellion, you do not have to bother opening the dictionary or calling your local lexicographer.’
- ‘He's no empty-headed pop culture cheerleader, though - he takes a lexicographer's delight in language, and is a self-confessed history geek.’
- ‘I bought this because I'd toyed with it for ages - the story of a lexicographer who also happened to be a psychopath.’
- ‘Mathematicians have wrestled with this question (which is more complex than most laypeople would likely think), but now it turns out that lexicographers have, too.’
- ‘Webster's lexicographers thus might say that because a residence can be a ‘business establishment,’ a residence can be viewed as a ‘retail pet store’ if dogs are sold there.’
- ‘For example, the editors of the Oxford English Dictionary liken the lexicographer to the naturalist.’
- ‘Of course, a dictionary does not represent the lexicographer's own language use.’
- ‘Compensation is now a mental disease that will challenge the lexicographers of medical dictionaries to define a mindset which I can only describe as compensationitis.’
- ‘It might even be argued that the work has already been done, namely by the lexicographers, and has been incorporated into the larger dictionaries of the better studied languages.’
- ‘Later lexicographers were less coy than Johnson.’
- ‘Indeed, it is more a work of hopeful multicultural idealism than a dictionary in the lexicographer's sense.’
- ‘In both instances, Hebrew and English dictionaries, the lexicographers have paid no attention to the insights and distinctions of medical anthropologists.’
- ‘These eminent lexicographers reckon that the golden days of literacy have past.’
- ‘Once we have secured exclusive rights to the word, the Minister for Education should seek an audience with the lexicographers at the Oxford English Dictionary with a view to getting the word entered into the dictionary.’
- ‘On the other hand, lexicographers apparently find no evidence that this was in fact the word's origin.’
- ‘Contributors range from in-house lexicographers and editors to consultants whose specialist subjects include science, business and finance, law, education, religion and pharmacology.’
- ‘That is why they have come to the attention of the lexicographers.’
- ‘Historical lexicographers, like myself, even look down on what is regarded as the Golden Age of Language.’
- ‘Ghost words are created accidentally by lexicographers, and when they are exposed they generally fade away.’
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