Author: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Keywords: more than 355,000 headwords, expressions and definitions
The foremost single volume authority on the English language, the Oxford Dictionary of English is at the forefront of language research, focusing on English as it is used today. It is informed by the most up-to-date evidence from the largest language research programme in the world, including the two-billion-word Oxford English Corpus. The latest edition, including updates from the OUP online version, features over 355,000 words, phrases, and meanings, including thousands of brand-new words and senses, as well as up-to-date encyclopedic information.
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