The Oxford English Dictionary is the internationally recognized authority on the evolution of the English language from 1150 to the present day. The OED offers over 650,000 headwords and traces their usage through over 3.5 million illustrative quotations from a wide range of literary and other sources. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, pronunciation, and history of the English language. The Oxford English Dictionary (Second Edition) on CD-ROM version 3.1 offers unparalleled access to the world's most important reference work for the English language. The text of this updated version now includes almost 2,000 words and phrases from the OED team's ongoing research programme, as well as the full text of the Oxford English Dictionary (Second Edition), published in 1989, the Oxford English Dictionary Additions Series (Volumes 1-3), published in 1993 and 1997, the Bibliography to the Second Edition, and other ancillary material. In addition, it incorporates software improvements and still retains the clear interface and easy-to-use functionality of the Oxford English Dictionary on CD-ROM version 3.0.
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