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FBI discovers Twitter-speak, starts a dictionary

U.S. government investigators have compiled an 83-page list of Twitter shorthand, including some acronyms we bet you've never used.

By June 17, 2014

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Guess which geek word won official entry into Collins' dictionary

The Collins English Dictionary held a hotly contested vote for a geeky new-fangled word that would earn a spot in the book. We have a winner.

By June 10, 2014

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'Hashtag,' 'selfie,' and 'tweep' join Merriam-Webster dictionary

Words reflect influence that tech, especially social networking, is having on our culture, says storied dictionary.

By May 20, 2014

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'Adorkable,' anyone? Tweet a new word into the dictionary

Collins English Dictionary turns to the collective wisdom of Twitter to pick a new word for its next edition.

By May 19, 2014

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Use mobile dictionary apps even when offline

The Merriam-Webster and Dictionary.com apps for Android and iOS can be used even when your device is offline.

By February 22, 2014

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Add a pop-up dictionary to Android

WordLookup lets you add an easy way to search for the definitions of words you're reading in many Android apps.

By February 7, 2014

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Swype Beta for Android

The newest version of Swype Beta for Android, announced here at CES 2013, adds new features like a crowdsourced keyboard dictionary to help you type more accurately.

January 9, 2013

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Smile for the dictionary: 'Selfie' is 2013 word of the year

The Oxford English Dictionaries observed a five-fold increase in the use of the word this year and awarded it an honored place in the current lexicon.

By November 18, 2013

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Phablet, selfie, emoji (and twerking) now in Oxford Dictionaries

The Oxford Dictionaries are leaping into modernity faster than your eyes can see, your fingers can type your phone can grow and your bottom can wiggle.

By August 27, 2013

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Google Search beefs up its online dictionary

When typing "define ..." into the Web giant's search engine, users now get the word definition, sample sentences, synonyms, origins, translations, spoken response, and more.

By August 22, 2013