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Definition(s):

  • (n) an unabridged dictionary constructed on historical principles

News

  1. “Tweet,” “Crowdsourcing,” Added To Oxford English Dictionary

    Need to check if crowdsourcing is one word or two? Now you can look it up in the Oxford English Dictionary (OED).
    on June 19, 2013     Source: CBS Dallas - Fort Worth

  2. Big Data News: A Revolution Indeed

    News last week that the term ?big data? was included in the quarterly online update of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED). So now we have a most authoritative definition of what recently became big news: ?data of a very large size, typically to the extent that its manipulation and management present significant logistical challenges.?
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Forbes

  3. Oxford English Dictionary adds the words 'tweet,' 'e-book'

    The OED bent the rules slightly by adding 'tweet' in under 10 years – a nod to the word's rapid and widespread rise into everyday usage.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Christian Science Monitor

Quotes

  • John Simpson, Chief Editor of the OED at Oxford University Press, said: "In 1879 Sir James Murray, the OED's original editor, appealed to 'the English-speaking and English-reading public' for volunteers to hunt for evidence of words to be added to...
    on Jun 9, 2005 By: John Simpson Source: Times Online

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