About Oxford Dictionaries

About Oxford Dictionaries

Oxford Dictionaries provides reliable, up-to-date dictionaries for languages around the world, from English, Arabic, and Portuguese to isiZulu and Northern Sotho.

Using world-class technology, our expert lexicographers track and record languages as they change to ensure our dictionaries are always up-to-date.…

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Oxford Global Languages

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Oxford Global Languages

Oxford Global Languages (OGL) is an exciting digital programme which lets people find online answers to their everyday language questions in 100 of the world’s languages.

Launched by Oxford Dictionaries in 2014, it is part of our mission to bring the rich, digital language resources that English speakers enjoy to other languages of the world.…

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  • How is a dictionary created?

    More and more of our dictionaries are being offered in electronic form, either online or as downloads for handheld devices. This has removed one of the great constraints on dictionary writing in the past: that of size...

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  • Word of the Year 2015

    The Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year is a word or expression chosen to reflect the passing year in language. Every year, the Oxford Dictionaries team reviews candidates for word of the year ...

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    Visit the Oxford Dictionaries blog to learn more about word origins, learn more about English in use, take fun quizzes and games, get grammar and writing help and much more...

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