Definition of lexicography in English:

lexicography

noun

  • The practice of compiling dictionaries.

    • ‘Is this the last word in New Testament lexicography?’
    • ‘In reality, therefore, there is not a conflict between descriptive and prescriptive grammar and lexicography, but rather a difference of mission.’
    • ‘Trademark names used as verbs are a further area of difficulty, both generally and in lexicography.’
    • ‘Finally, this Sunday strip has no connection to syntax or prosody, but does highlight the inadequacy of modern lexicography.’
    • ‘In other ways, it was like a research school and a scholarly publishing house: its scholars compared and analysed texts, translated them, wrote commentaries, and undertook lexicography and the study of grammar.’
    • ‘The glosses above required no independent lexicography because I just cut and pasted them from the OED, which cites these examples of the intransitive.’
    • ‘His work included zoology, Arabic grammar, poetry, rhetoric and lexicography.’
    • ‘Winchester is excellent on the theory and practice of lexicography, explaining succinctly how the English language evolved, and how successive generations of scholars sought to record it.’
    • ‘After sifting through a mountain of words, the author has settled on 1,500 meanings that reflect the ever-changing world of lexicography.’
    • ‘Either I've slipped in from some parallel linguistic universe, or the profession of lexicography is falling short in the domain of tools.’
    • ‘In the world of today's lexicography, usage is king.’
    • ‘In the coming years, it will be interesting to see how new areas such as Internet word analysis develops in relationship to traditional areas such as lexicography, semantics and linguistics.’
    • ‘This interest in meteorology is reflected in diverse forms and manners in Arabic poetry, lexicography, and grammar.’
    • ‘Although these two categories - grammar and lexicography - are organically related and interwoven, they will be treated separately for maximal clarity.’
    • ‘Often these movements were defined not only by geographical borders but by new ideas of language and lexicography.’
    • ‘Morris' interest in lexicography grew, and he produced his own dictionary of Australian English, consciously modelled on the OED, in 1898.’
    • ‘By contrast, Johnson has no reason either to castigate lexicography or to celebrate the completion of his own task.’
    • ‘The history of lexicography in England can be traced back to the 16th Century or even earlier.’
    • ‘The enrichment of the database opens up new perspectives in the field of computational lexicography since the semantic networks contained in the collocational database can be used to enhance corpus-based collocation extraction.’
    • ‘The annotation pays particular attention to issues of social context, and to staging: it is more than just an extended exercise in lexicography.’

Pronunciation:

lexicography

/ˌleksəˈkäɡrəfē/