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abridge
(verb) to shorten a piece of written material, such as a dictionary

abridgement (noun)
browse
(verb) a. to read here and there in a book or other piece of written material b. to look in a casual manner
citation
(noun) a. a quotation or reference from a source that has a reputation for accuracy b. a summons that calls for an appearance in court

cite (verb)
compendium
(noun) a short but complete summary of information on a topic
etymology
(noun) a. the study of the origin and history of words b. the origin and history of a particular word

etymological (adjective); etymologist (noun)
gazetteer
(noun) a dictionary or a section of a dictionary that contains the names of places and information about those places
glossary
(noun) a list of terms and their definitions, often placed in the back of a book
lexicography
(noun) the process of writing or of compiling a dictionary

lexicographer (noun)
phonetics
(noun) the study of the sounds of language

phonetic (adjective); phonetically (adverb)
syllabication
(noun) the process of dividing words into units of sound called syllables

syllabicate (verb); syllable (noun)