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Title:
Oxford English dictionary : additions series. Volume 3
Author:
Simpson, J. A., 1953-
Publication Information:
Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press, [1997]

©1997
Physical Description:
xi, 351 pages, 54 pages ; 25 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780198600275
Format :
Book

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Status
Central Library PE1625 .O92 1997 V.3 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating
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Summary

Summary

Volume 3 contains 3,000 new words and meanings from around the English-speaking world, including the UK (council tax, Estuary English), North America (affluential, bully pulpit, road-kill), the Caribbean (merino, zouk), Australia (amphometer, beardie), New Zealand (Labour weekend, mokopuna),India (garam masala), the Pacific (arjun), and South Africa (kalkoentjie, Malanite). Subjects covered include politics (linkage, Citizen's Charter), education (National Curriculum), cookery (ciabatta, Quorn), broadcasting (bi-media), literary criticism (post-structuralism), music (bhangra, swingbeat, techno), and sport (basho, clean and jerk, matchup). This volume also features ahigher number of entries in scientific fields, including medicine (lentivirus), genetics (antisense), ecology (biodiversity), astronomy (dark matter), chemistry (Orimulsion), and computing (freeware, cyberspace).


Author Notes

Michael Proffitt is an Associate Editor of the Oxford English Dictionary (Second Edition).


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Latest supplement to the second edition of the OED documents 3,000 additional words and meanings, including Afrocentric, brain-dead, and supermodel, juice as a verb, Laura Ashley as a style, and mimosa as a cocktail. There are also a number of new techno terms, such as cyberspace, mail merge, and telepresence. The index cumulates volumes 1, 2, and 3.


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