lexigraphy

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lexigraph +‎ -y

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lexigraphy (usually uncountable, plural lexigraphies)

  1. (uncountable) The representation of words in writing.
    • 1997, Barry B. Powell and Ian Morris, A New Companion to Homer, page 5:
      ‘Semasiography’ and ‘lexigraphy’ are the two categories of writing, and logography is one type of lexigraphy.
    • 2004, Franck Salomon, The Cord Keepers: Khipus And Cultural Life In A Peruvian Village [1], ISBN 0822333902, page 28:
      Without prejudice against Urton's argument that khipus are theoretically capable of lexigraphic reference such as logosyllabography, I have found that actual cord lexigraphy remains conjectural.
  2. (countable) A system of writing in which there is a one-to-one correspondence between symbols and words.

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