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Published: 30 March 1989

21,728 Pages


ISBN: 9780198611868

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The Oxford English Dictionary

Second Edition

Edited by John Simpson and Edmund Weiner

Clarendon Press

  • The 20 volume Oxford English Dictionary is an unrivalled guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words
  • The Dictionary traces the evolution of over 600,000 words from across the English-speaking world through 2.4 million quotations
  • Historical in focus, each of the OED 's entries contain the word's earliest known use, as well as later examples which help plot the word's subsequent development in English
  • Its quotations are taken from a broad range of English language sources - from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books
  • Elegantly designed for maximum legibility and printed to the highest standards on the finest quality paper