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lexicographer

noun [C]     /ˌlek.sɪˈkɒɡ.rə.fər/ US  /-ˈkɑː.ɡrə.fɚ/
a person whose job is to write dictionariesEditing and compilingCorrecting and mendingPublishingPeople who write for work or pleasure
(Definition of lexicographer noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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