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Link Either by signing into your account or linking your membership details before your order is placed. Description Product Details Click on the cover image above to read some pages of this book! The home of living English The largest single-volume English dictionary in print celebrates the extraordinary breadth and changing nature of world English, now with over , words, meanings and phrases.
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View Wishlist. Technology is well represented: the undeniably ugly Phablet is used to describe "a handheld computer that is larger than a smartphone but smaller than a tablet computer", such as the Samsung Galaxy Note, Harlem Shake makes the grade, while Bitcoin is described as "a digital currency exchanged by users of the internet". Thigh gap, Black Friday, payday lending and Olinguito — an animal of the raccoon family, living in the cloud forests of Colombia and Ecuado, apparently — all feature in the 12 new words to be included.
Since word fans around the world have submitted their favourites to Collins online, where lexicographers then choose "candidates" to add to the online dictionary, and put other words "under review" if more evidence of their use and importance need to be gathered.
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Others are flat out rejected, but, suggesting perhaps that meaning is more fluid online than on paper, not all of the words included in the online dictionary will make it into the Collins print dictionary. Topics Reference and languages books. Language news.
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