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Words of the Year: Oxford Dictionaries: Climate Emergency

 

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The Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2019 is climate emergency.

 Climate emergency is defined as ‘a situation in which urgent action is required to  reduce or halt climate change and avoid potentially irreversible environmental   damage resulting from it.’

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Past Words of the Year: Oxford

2018 toxic
2017 youthquake
2016 post-truth
2015  ????  Face with tears of joy emoji
2014 vape
2013 selfie
2012 GIF
2011 squeezed middle
2010 refudiate
2009 unfriend
2008 hypermiling
2007 locavore
2006 carbon neutral
2005 podcast
2004 blog

 

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Find your personal birthday word! If not the day, at least the month.

Step 1: Choose Advanced Search
Step 2: Enter the abbreviation for your month of birth in the advanced search box.

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Step 3: Select the  ‘-First Quotation’ option from the drop down menu
Step 4: Enter your year of birth in the ‘Date of entry’ field
Step 5: Click Search and discover if you have a personal OED birthday word.