Lexicostatistics



[lek-si-koh-stuh-tis-tiks] /ˌlɛk sɪ koʊ stəˈtɪs tɪks/

noun, (used with a singular verb) Linguistics.
1.
the statistical study of the vocabulary of a language or languages for historical purposes.
/ˌlɛksɪkəʊstəˈtɪstɪks/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) the statistical study of the vocabulary of a language, with special attention to the historical links with other languages See also glottochronology

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