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The Oxford English Dictionary(OED), published by the Oxford University Press, is a comprehensive dictionary of the English language
In the same way, it leads to a complete and definite explanation of its syntax and grammar to the same 30th of November 2005, it includes about 301, 000 main entries, over 350 million characters. In addition to the main entries, it contains 157,000 combinations and derivatives in bold type, and 169,000 phrases and combinations in bold italic, for a total of 616, 500 expressions. there are 137, 000 pronunciations, 249,000 etymologies, 557,000 cross-references, and 2,412,400 illustrative quotations.
The intention of the work is to collect all known uses and variants of each word in all varieties of English around the world, past and present, and their etymology, history, pronunciation, etc. It is the starting point of many studies on the English language, and the order in which different spellings of the words are listed there, have much influence on written English in many countries.
3rdEdition The third edition presents over 260,000 entries and over 450,000 translated senses. The bilingual introduction is a very important part of the dictionary, for it contains a Guide to the use of the Dictionary with a long sketch of the entries, notes on the pronunciation, translations and collocators, phrases and cross-references.
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