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Oxford English Dictionary

Also known as OED, Oxford Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary online is the full text version of the 20 volume print edition. The OED is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. It traces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books. The online version is updated quarterly.
Licence and access information

Authorised users

- Deakin Students
- Deakin Staff
- Remote Deakin users
- Walk-in users


- Downloading of limited portions
- Printing of a single copy of an article/chapter
- Saving a single copy of an article/chapter for personal use
- Creating a link

Not allowed

- Emailing a copy of an article/chapter to authorised user
- Including an article/chapter in on-line course material
- Including an article/chapter in print course material
- Including an article/chapter in off-line course material e.g. CD ROM
- Use for Deakin College
- Commercial use
- Interlibrary loan
- Provision for inclusion in an institutional repository
- Removing or modifying copyright or source details
- Systematic downloading of content including by software such as web crawlers or harvesters

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