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Complementary to the definitions and example sentences of our dictionary content, the Explore section of OxfordDictionaries.com is filled with facts and information about words and language. This part of the site provides everything from unusual word origins to lists of weird and wonderful words, answering your language questions and giving linguistic food for thought.
Whether you're playing word games, interested in words which break common spelling rules, or simply want to make your language more literary, this page has the wordlists you're looking for. Discover unusual phobias, the corresponding British word for an Americanism (or vice versa), and more.
Here you'll find answers to all the language questions you've always wondered about.
Find out how we decide whether or not a new word should be included in an Oxford Dictionary, how dictionaries have changed over the years, and more about the creating and updating of dictionaries.
From the history of English to specific queries about English usage, your questions are answered here.
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