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Oxford English Dictionary (OED) Online > Description

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language since 1150. It is a guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past, from across the English-speaking world. It also offers the best in etymological analysis and in listing of variant spellings, and it shows pronunciation using the International Phonetic Alphabet. It traces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources., from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books. (Source: Publisher Web Site)

Dates Covered: 1150-Current
Update Frequency: Quarterly
Producer: Oxford University Press
Provider: Oxford University Press
Format: Web site
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