"The Writing or Compellation of Dictionaries." Often appears as "lexicography," influenced by "lexicon." From the Greek root of "lexical" and "-graphy." Literally meaning "Writing about the Words of a Language."
Also pertains to an art of definition of words; or a system of writing, where each symbol represents a word.

Lex*ig"ra*phy (?), n. [Gr. word + -graphy: cf. F. lexigraphie.]

The art or practice of defining words; definition of words.


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