study of words and their meanings

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  • Lexicology — Lex i*col o*gy (l[e^]ks [i^]*k[o^]l [ o]*j[y^]), n. [Gr. lexiko n lexicon + logy: cf. F. lexicologie.] The science of the derivation and signification of words; that branch of learning which treats of the signification and application of words.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lexicology — 1828, from LEXICO (Cf. lexico ) + LOGY (Cf. logy) …   Etymology dictionary

  • lexicology — [leks΄ikäl′ə jē] n. [< Gr lexikon, LEXICON + LOGY] the study of the meanings and origins of words lexicological [leks΄ikə läj′i kəl] adj. lexicologist n …   English World dictionary

  • Lexicology — Not to be mistaken with lexicography. [http://cougar.eb.com/soundc11/l/lexico06.wav Lexicology] (from lexiko , in the Late Greek lexikon ) is that part of linguistics which studies words , their nature and meaning, words elements, relations… …   Wikipedia

  • lexicology — noun a) The part of linguistics that studies words, their nature and meaning, words elements, relations between words including semantic relations, words groups and the whole lexicon. The fifth is devoted to doctrine; the sixth and seventh to… …   Wiktionary

  • lexicology — noun Etymology: French lexicologie, from lexico (from Late Greek lexiko , from lexikon) + logie logy Date: circa 1828 a branch of linguistics concerned with the signification and application of words • lexicological adjective • lexicologist noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lexicology — См. lessicologìa …   Пятиязычный словарь лингвистических терминов

  • lexicology — lexicological /lek si keuh loj i keuhl/, lexicologic, adj. lexicologist, n. /lek si kol euh jee/, n. the study of the formation, meaning, and use of words and of idiomatic combinations of words. [1820 30; LEXIC(ON) + O + LOGY] * * * …   Universalium

  • lexicology — Synonyms and related words: bowwow theory, comparative linguistics, derivation, descriptive linguistics, dialectology, dingdong theory, etymology, glossematics, glossography, glossology, glottochronology, glottology, grammar, graphemics,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • lexicology — lex|i|col|o|gy [ ,leksı kalədʒi ] noun count LINGUISTICS the study of the form and meaning of words …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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