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New Words

The dictionary is growing all the time as new words are added on a regular basis. These might be relatively new words to the English language, such as hashtag, or words that have been around for a while but have acquired new meanings.

We monitor the language, keep a log of new coinages and meanings, and regularly select those that we think will be of value to the dictionary. We research these in more detail and make a final selection, and then we set about writing definitions for all these new English words and new meanings.

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