About Oxford University Press

With origins dating back to 1478, Oxford University Press (OUP) is the world's largest university press with the widest global presence. OUP is a department of Oxford University and its mission is to further the University’s objective of scholarship and education by publishing worldwide.

Our mission

At OUP, we believe in the power of the written word and the scholarship that stands behind it.

Faithful to our mission, Oxford Dictionaries publishes pioneering language resources for learners, readers, scholars, and professionals worldwide and makes authoritative content available to as many people as possible. We look forward to the next 150 years of investigating the living language and charting its course for our users in print, online, and via new and emerging platforms and services.

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