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lexicography +‎ -ic

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lexicographic (comparative more lexicographic, superlative most lexicographic)

  1. Like a dictionary, relating to lexicography (the writing of a dictionary).
    Synonym: lexicographical
    Antonyms: nonlexicographic, nonlexicographical
  2. (chiefly computing) Relating to alphabetical order or a generalization thereof.
    Synonyms: lexical, lexicographical

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  • The phrase lexicographic order means in alphabetical order. It is a common term in computer science. It may indicate that numbers are to be treated as strings so 10 comes before 2 because there is no positional weighting and the symbol 1 comes before 2.

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