from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The branch of linguistics that deals with the lexical component of language.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. (linguistics) 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.
- n. A specific theory concerning the lexicon.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The science of the derivation and signification of words; that branch of learning which treats of the signification and application of words.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The science of words; that branch of learning which treats of the forms, derivation, signification, and relations of words.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the branch of linguistics that studies the lexical component of language
lexico(n) + -logy.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek λεξικός (lexikos, "of words"), from λέξις (lexis, "a saying, speech, word"), from λέγειν (legein, "to speak") + -logy (Wiktionary)