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ˌlɛk sɪˈkɒg rə fərlex·i·cog·ra·pher
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a compiler or writer of a dictionary; a student of the lexical component of language
one who writes or compiles a dictionary
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
A writer of dictionaries; a harmless drudge, that busies himself in tracing the original, and detailing the signification of words.
Etymology: λεξιϰὸν and γϱάφω; lexicographe, French.
Commentators and lexicographers acquainted with the Syriac language, have given these hints in their writings on scripture. Isaac Watts, Improvement of the Mind.
Lexicography is the study of lexicons, and is divided into two separate academic disciplines. It is the art of compiling dictionaries. Practical lexicography is the art or craft of compiling, writing and editing dictionaries. Theoretical lexicography is the scholarly study of semantic, orthographic, syntagmatic and paradigmatic features of lexemes of the lexicon (vocabulary) of a language, developing theories of dictionary components and structures linking the data in dictionaries, the needs for information by users in specific types of situations, and how users may best access the data incorporated in printed and electronic dictionaries. This is sometimes referred to as 'metalexicography'.There is some disagreement on the definition of lexicology, as distinct from lexicography. Some use "lexicology" as a synonym for theoretical lexicography; others use it to mean a branch of linguistics pertaining to the inventory of words in a particular language. A person devoted to lexicography is called a lexicographer.
the author or compiler of a lexicon or dictionary
Etymology: [Gr. lexikogra`fos; lexiko`n dictionary + gra`fein to write: cf. F. lexicographe. See Lexicon.]
The numerical value of lexicographer in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of lexicographer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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- lexicògraf, lexicògrafaCatalan, Valencian
- slovníkář, lexikografCzech
- Lexikografin, Lexikographin, Lexikograph, Verfasser eines Lexikons, Lexikograf, Verfasserin eines LexikonsGerman
- lexicógrafo, lexicógrafaSpanish
- فرهنگ لغتPersian
- sanakirjantekijä, leksikografiFinnish
- facladair, faclairicheScottish Gaelic
- слова́рник, лексико́графRussian
- vödabukijilautan, vödabukihilautan, vödabukilautanVolapük
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