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3 definitions found
 for lexicology
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  lexicology
      n 1: the branch of linguistics that studies the lexical
           component of language

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  42 Moby Thesaurus words for "lexicology":
     bowwow theory, comparative linguistics, derivation,
     descriptive linguistics, dialectology, dingdong theory, etymology,
     glossematics, glossography, glossology, glottochronology,
     glottology, grammar, graphemics, historical linguistics,
     language study, lexicography, lexicostatistics, lexigraphy,
     linguistic geography, linguistic science, linguistics,
     mathematical linguistics, morphology, morphophonemics,
     onomasiology, onomastics, onomatology, paleography, philology,
     phonetics, phonology, psycholinguistics, semantics, semasiology,
     semiotic, semiotics, significs, sociolinguistics, structuralism,
     syntactics, transformational linguistics
  
  

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