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lex·i·col·o·gy

 (lĕk′sĭ-kŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The branch of linguistics that deals with the lexical component of language.


lex′i·co·log′i·cal (-kə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
lex′i·co·log′i·cal·ly adv.
lex′i·col′o·gist n.

lexicology

(ˌlɛksɪˈkɒlədʒɪ)
n
(Linguistics) the study of the overall structure and history of the vocabulary of a language
lexicological adj
ˌlexicoˈlogically adv
ˌlexiˈcologist n

lex•i•col•o•gy

(ˌlɛk sɪˈkɒl ə dʒi)

n.
the study of the formation, meaning, and use of words.
[1820–30]
lex`i•co•log′i•cal (-kəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl) lex`i•co•log′ic, adj.
lex`i•col′o•gist, n.

lexicology

the study of the meanings of words and of idiomatic combinations. — lexicologist, n. — lexicologic, lexicological, adj.
See also: Linguistics

lexicology

1. The study of the history and structure of the vocabulary of a language.
2. The study of the history and structure of the vocabulary of a language.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lexicology - the branch of linguistics that studies the lexical component of language
philology, linguistics - the humanistic study of language and literature
onomastics - the branch of lexicology that studies the forms and origins of proper names
toponomy, toponymy - the branch of lexicology that studies the place names of a region or a language
Translations
lexikologie
leksikologija
lexikológia
leksikologija

lexicology

[ˌleksɪˈkɒlədʒɪ] Nlexicología f

lexicology

nLexikologie f

lexicology

[ˌlɛksɪˈkɒlədʒɪ] nlessicologia
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After all, lexicologically Carter is the bigger name.
So if, upon retrospection, your cogitations promulgate some misinterpretation of my motivation, and your contemplation makes the assumption that I am entranced solely by polysyllabic ponderosities and conglomerations of garrulities, be assured, lexicologically speaking, that your outlook is opinionated and conclusory.
To show you how far down that slick slope we've slid, lexicologically speaking, consider that quaint contraction ain't.