Synopses & Reviews
This is the third in a major series of volumes supplementing the Second Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary
. Volume 3 contains 3,000 new words and meanings from around the English-speaking world, including the UK (Citizen's Charter), North America (affluential, Clintonomics), Australia (beardie), and the West Indies (zouk).
A wide variety of subjects is covered, including the sciences (buckyball, nanotechnology, Tourette syndrome), finance (junk bond, negative equity), literary theory (metafiction), computing (freeware, core dump), and sport (basho, lowball).
"These volumes reflect not only the richness and diversity of the English language, but also its continually evolving nature. All libraries that purchased the OED2 will want to supplement it with this series."--Reference Books Bulletin.
About the Author
is an Associate Editor of the Oxford English Dictionary 2/e