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Update to the Oxford English Dictionary

Posted by eleres on July 16th, 2007

According to John Simpson, Chief Editor of the Oxford English Dictionary, “The revised range of the OED published on 14 June 2007 runs from prima to proteose. It contains 2,693 entries, bringing the total number of main entries in the OED to 260,154. The dictionary’s 590,077 lemmas (roughly, words and expressions which are included in the dictionary) are illustrated by 2,827,811 quotations and represent 697,324 different meanings.” It includes 2693 new and revised entries, and is released alongside 318 new words and senses from across the alphabet. Examples of new words include chill pill, fattoush, and prime time; revised words include proceed, profit, prophet and prose.

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