OED2

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OED2Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Oxford University Press)
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The changes in the use of the suffix {-ITY} (from the French -ite and Latin -itat-, -itas, OED2, s.
Table 7 presents the forms of the nominal suffix {-TION} (from the Old French -cion, -tion and Latin -tionem, OED2, s.
Some of these carry the record of the term much further back than in OED2, for example, former [n.
So OED2, which combines these two dictionaries, makes an impressive claim to lexicographical authority.
The 1989 press release for OED2 made much the same points, quoting various authorities (Anthony Burgess, The Financial Times, Newsweek, The Christian Science Monitor, et al.
The publication of OED2 left him short of its additional 5,000 new words, with no other means of acquiring them than by buying the whole of the new dictionary for |pounds~1,500.
OED2 many times blurs or distorts that record, and gives no indication to the unwary user of its various cuts and additions to OED1's material.
Contents of the OED2 on CD-ROM include 616,500 words and terms defined.
According to the publisher of OED2, the English language grows by approximately 450 words per year.
This is a big difference from the microscopic print of the OED2 volumes that comes with a handy, if ineffectual, magnifying glass
The data are based on the first 4,919 samples out of 11,980 homophones from the CELEX database of English, and historical information is based on the OED2.
Each word was classified according to its date of entry, which was checked by the OED2.