- Lexical semantics
noun the study of the meaning of words and phrases and the relationships between them, such as synonymy, antonymy, and hyponymy
1. . 2. . 3. . abbreviation 1. lexicographical 2. lexicography
[lek-si-kog-ruh-fer] /ˌlɛk sɪˈkɒg rə fər/ noun 1. a writer, editor, or compiler of a dictionary. n. 1650s, from French lexicographe “lexicographer,” from Greek lexikographos, from lexikon “wordbook” (see lexicon) + -graphos “writer,” from graphein “to write” (see -graphy).
[lek-si-kog-ruh-fee] /ˌlɛk sɪˈkɒg rə fi/ noun 1. the writing, editing, or compiling of dictionaries. 2. the principles and procedures involved in writing, editing, or compiling dictionaries. /ˌlɛksɪˈkɒɡrəfɪ/ noun 1. the process or profession of writing or compiling dictionaries n. 1670s, from lexico- + -graphy. Related: Lexicographic; lexicographical.