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An interactive guide to the Concise Oxford English Dictionary

The Concise Oxford Dictionary is 100 years old!

To celebrate the centenary of this bestselling dictionary we have created a fascinating interactive tour charting the history of this landmark publication.

Explore our interactive guide to discover the story of a dictionary that has been a trusted guide to English for millions of people, and has faithfully recorded how our language has evolved and developed over a century that saw two world wars and enormous changes in society, technology, and life.

Click through the images below to read more about the history of the Concise Oxford English Dictionary.

 

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