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2008-05-01 00:45:00

The latest edition of the Oxford English Dictionary boasts 22,000 pages of definitions. While that may seem far from succinct, new research suggests the reference manual is meticulously organized to be as concise as possible "” a format that mirrors the way our brains make sense of and categorize the countless words in our vast vocabulary. "Dictionaries have often been thought of as a frustratingly tangled web of words where the definition of word A refers users to word B, which is...

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2008-04-30 11:31:11

The latest edition of the Oxford English Dictionary boasts 22,000 pages of definitions. While that may seem far from succinct, new research suggests the reference manual is meticulously organized to be as concise as possible "” a format that mirrors the way our brains make sense of and categorize the countless words in our vast vocabulary."Dictionaries have often been thought of as a frustratingly tangled web of words where the definition of word A refers users to word B, which is...


Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.