# Definition:Lexicographic Order/Linguistic Note

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## Linguistic Note on Lexicographic Order

The term **lexicographic order** derives from the word **lexicon**, which is a linguistic term whose meaning is akin to **dictionary**.

The origin of its use in this context is apparent from the fact that the tuples are ordered in the way they would be if their terms are letters of the alphabet being ordered in standard alphabetical order.

## Sources

- 1996: Winfried Just and Martin Weese:
*Discovering Modern Set Theory. I: The Basics*... (previous) ... (next): Part $1$: Not Entirely Naive Set Theory: Chapter $2$: Partial Order Relations: Exercise $30$