Oxford English Dictionary Additions Series: An A-Z Presentation of new work-in-progress supplementing the English Dictionary / Edition 1

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Overview


This is the third in a major series of volumes supplementing the Second Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary. Volume 3 contains 3,000 new words and meanings from around the English-speaking world, including the UK (Citizen's Charter), North America (affluential, Clintonomics), Australia (beardie), and the West Indies (zouk).
A wide variety of subjects is covered, including the sciences (buckyball, nanotechnology, Tourette syndrome), finance (junk bond, negative equity), literary theory (metafiction), computing (freeware, core dump), and sport (basho, lowball).
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"These volumes reflect not only the richness and diversity of the English language, but also its continually evolving nature. All libraries that purchased the OED2 will want to supplement it with this series."--Reference Books Bulletin.

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A supplement to the second edition of the . Although it is volume three, the work includes entries from every letter of the alphabet. Contains many entries on words that have recently entered the vocabulary such as and as well as numerous new scientific terms. Contains 3,000 entries to browse when you've finished the 20th volume of the standard edition. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198600275
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 10/9/1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 424
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Proffitt is an Associate Editor of the Oxford English Dictionary 2/e.

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