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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishOxford English Dictionary, thethe Oxford English DictionaryˌOxford ˌEnglish ˈDictionary, the (abbrev. OED)  a very large dictionary of English, started in the 1880s, which is known for its completeness and for its explanations of the origins of words and their history. It is available either as a book in several large volumes, or as a cd-rom.
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