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Concise Oxford English Dictionary 12th edition

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The first edition of the Concise Oxford English Dictionary was published in 1911 so its newly published 12th edition marks its centenary.

Compared with that first edition, the latest is much more user-friendly. Of course it has expanded and now has over 240,000 words, phrases and meanings but they are presented in typography which is so much easier to consult. The shape of the language has also changed since 1911when the dictionary had no entries for computer, television or radio. In the new edition its up to date coverage of technology includes retweet (to forward a tweet to another person) and cloud computing (using the internet to store data on a network of remote servers). And new entries in the 12th edition are not just in the field of technology and you will also find, for example, climate change and credit crunch.

It adds up to a modern dictionary that shows just how much things have changed in the last one hundred years.

 

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