Dictionary In 2050

How will be a Dictionary In 2050?

No one is really sure, but it seems likely that by the middle of the century all dictionaries will be in electronic form. Now that space issues are less important, dictionaries will be able to include more encyclopedic information such as biographical and geographical entries, names of famous books and historical events. They will also be able to be updated more rapidly. Multimedia will play a part with audio pronunciations, illustrations and video present for many words. But the general idea of a dictionary - a resource that provides explanations of words and how they are used - will remain the same.

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Is there An Official Committee which regulates the English language?
Do you include words used on the Internet?
Are Lexicographers good spellers?
Are Dictionaries really necessary?
Are dictionaries always in Alphabetical Order?
What is a Dictionary?

What are the Oxford Dictionary?
Are other languages recorded in huge Multi-Volume Dictionaries?
Do Dictionary-Makers ever make mistakes?
What is the chronology of events relevant to the history of the OED?
How can I access Dictionary Online?

How do you decide What To Include in a dictionary?
How do you decide If a New Word should go in an Oxford Dictionary?
Will the Dictionary-Makers put MY NEW WORD into their dictionaries?
How will be a Dictionary In 2050?
How has Computer Technology affected dictionary-making?

How do you know what a word means?
Dictionaries have changed over the years. How?
When will the Third Edition of the OED be published?
What skills and talents does a Lexicographer need?
How will The Revision affect the size of the OED?

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