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What's new on Oxford Dictionaries?

Do you care about the language you use? How often have you needed to know the meaning of a word, wondered about its origin, or thought about how you might use it most effectively?

Language matters. At Oxford Dictionaries, we have just one thing in mind: improving communication through an understanding and passion for language. That explains why we’ve been making dictionaries for more than 150 years and why we continue to innovate and develop new tools and services to suit your language needs as technology and the world around us change. And that’s why today we create content for whoever you are – student or professional, writer or games puzzler, teacher or language learner – and for wherever you need it: online, mobile, or print.

For us, it’s not only about defining words or charting the history of English in the OED. From the beginning, we have immersed ourselves in everything to do with language. As lexicographers and linguists, we collect, process, and analyse the living language and how it’s changing, its history, its usage, its relations with other languages, and who’s using it, from highbrow to slang. The result is a new Oxford Dictionaries that promises to keep evolving to meet your needs, bringing you closer to English and a growing range of world languages.

Fresh design and improved display

The redesigned site offers a much-improved dictionary entry display and more gateways into relevant content.

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Faster, more intuitive searching

Our improved integrated search offers an autocomplete function. And with a much faster page load time, you can get speedy, intuitive access to all content.

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Even more content to explore is your destination whenever you need language guidance: every time you need to know the meaning or pronunciation of a word, how to translate it into another language, or whether you’re using it correctly. It’s your first point of reference and your guide to the language of today.

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Mobile accessibility

Oxford Dictionaries offers a fully responsive experience across all mobile and tablet devices.

Easier access

Access Oxford Dictionaries seamlessly by linking your account to Facebook or Google. We've also made improvements to our login process to make it easier for you to stay logged in. For institutions, IP authentication is now automatic from every page of the site.

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