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Description - Oxford English Dictionary Additions Series: Volume 1 by John Simpson

This is the first of three volumes in a major series supplementing the acclaimed Second Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary. Each volume contains 3,000 new words and meanings presented in the style of the OED. representing a variety of work-in-progress from across the alphabetical range, covering words and meanings that have recently entered the language as well as the results of further research on items already included. With over 12,000 illustrative quotations showing the evolution of each word or meaning, these volumes are not only testimony to the continual development of our living language, but also a compelling browse. Words from around the world: Britain: assisted place, steaming North America: metroplex, statie Australia: boatie, rego New Zealand: patete, spiker South Africa: Broederbond, patha patha Caribbean: ping-wing, Ras Wide coverage of subjects: Politics: Broad Left Medicine: burstectomy Broadcasting: squarial Computing: Unix Natural History: nectarivore Literature: narratology Science: quasicrystal, bijection Ecology: biohazardous Sport: bases-loaded, forkball New loan-words: shuriken (Japanese) Shoah (Hebrew) pisteur (French) norteamericano (Spanish) Details of first appearance: best boy (1937) Pasionara (1969) prodrug (1968) muesli belt (1981) sous vide (1986.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780198612926
ISBN-10: 0198612923
Format: Hardback
(241mm x 162mm x 24mm)
Pages: 350
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 25-Nov-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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