[n] the act of writing dictionaries
authorship, composition, penning, writing
criticism, cryptanalysis, cryptography, cryptology, diagnostics, epigraphy, exegetics, glossography, hermeneutics, lexicology, lexigraphy, literary criticism, metoposcopy, oneirology, onomasiology, onomastics, onomatology, paleography, pathognomy, physiog
\Lex`i*cog"ra*phy\ (-f[y^]), n. [Cf. F. lexicographie.] The art, process, or occupation of making a lexicon or dictionary; the principles which are applied in making dictionaries.