Descripton of Oxford Dictionary of English:
The Oxford Dictionary of English (ODE) is generally regarded as the most comprehensive and scholarly dictionary of the English language. The Oxford Dictionary of English (ODE) is a dictionary published by the Oxford University Press (OUP). As of November 30, 2005 it included about 301,100 main entries, comprising over 350 million printed characters.
In addition to the headwords of main entries, it contains 157,000 combinations and derivatives in bold type, and 169,000 phrases and combinations in bold italic type, making a total of 616,500 word-forms. There are 137,000 pronunciations, 249,300 etymologies, 577,000 cross-references, and 2,412,400 illustrative quotations. The latest complete printed version of the dictionary (Second Edition, 1989) contained 21,730 pages, with 291,500 entries.
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