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The branch of linguistics that deals with the lexical component of language.
lex′i·co·log′i·cal (-kə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
(Linguistics) the study of the overall structure and history of the vocabulary of a language
lex•i•col•o•gy(ˌlɛk sɪˈkɒl ə dʒi)
the study of the formation, meaning, and use of words.
lex`i•co•log′i•cal (-kəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl) lex`i•co•log′ic, adj.
the study of the meanings of words and of idiomatic combinations. — lexicologist, n. — lexicologic, lexicological, adj.See also: Linguistics
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.
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onomastics - the branch of lexicology that studies the forms and origins of proper names