lexigraphy


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lexigraphy

(lɛkˈsɪɡrəfɪ)
n
(Linguistics) a system of writing in which each word is represented by a sign
[C19: from Greek lexis word + -graphy]

lexigraphy

Rare. the art of defining words or compiling lexicons. — lexigraphic, adj.
See also: Linguistics
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Let us see how this works with the archetypal synonym for "copulate", as given in Webster's 10th Collegiate: Lexigraphy, according to Webster's Third, is "the art or practice of defining words" so the following exercise can plausibly be called sexigraphy.