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Noun1.O.E.D. - an unabridged dictionary constructed on historical principles
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The editors of the Oxford English Dictionary (O.E.D.), which since 1884 has been tracking how English is spoken around the world, adds new words every few months.
when OED1 was compiled~ and those used now for evaluation calls for a detailed analysis of the nature and reliability of the O.E.D. documentation itself.
Obviously, antedating OED evidence by a few years is not significant; Schafer believes, however, that 'a considerable percentage, at least one third, of the potential first citations in any corpus examined for the O.E.D. was normally overlooked'.