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The word "dictionary" was invented by an Englishman called John of Garland in 1220 — he had written a book Dictionarius to help with Latin "diction". An early non-alphabetical list of 8000 English words was the Elementarie, created by Richard Mulcaster in 1582. The ...

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Define invented. invented synonyms, invented pronunciation, invented translation, English dictionary definition of invented. tr.v. in·vent·ed , in·vent·ing , in·vents 1. To produce or contrive by the use of ingenuity or imagination.

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Best Answer: No one person gets this credit. Samuel Johnson is most often credited with this task, but it's not true - not even he claimed it to be so. One of the earliest known dictionaries - and it's still around - was written in Latin and compiled during the reign of Augustus. The Chinese had a ...

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A Dictionary of the English Language, also called Johnson’s Dictionary, was first published in 1775 and is viewed with reverence by modern lexicographers. Who wrote the first English dictionary? Samuel Johnson created a widely imitated style of biography and literary criticism in addition to setting the meticulous tone of reference books.

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Published on 15 April 1755 and written by Samuel Johnson, A Dictionary of the English Language, sometimes published as Johnson's Dictionary, is among the most influential dictionaries in the history of the English language.. There was dissatisfaction with the dictionaries of the period, so in June 1746 a group of London booksellers contracted Johnson to write a dictionary for the sum of 1,500 ...

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not-invented-here syndrome A prejudicial belief that products, systems, software, etc., that were not developed within a company or organization are not as suitable or well made as those that are created in-house. I think the boss's not-invented-here-syndrome stems from experiences he had using third-party software in his previous business, which ...

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Arthur Wynne is usually credited with inventing the crossword. His first puzzle, called a word-cross, was published in December 1913 in the New York World. But there may have been other predecessors to the crossword: in England in the 19th century and an Italian version called per passare il tempo, which means “to pass the time.” Word crosses eventually became known as crosswords, and ...

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It is often said that "Hello" was invented by Thomas Edison as way of greeting a caller on the telephone, invented around 1876. However, the Oxford English Dictionary records the first, verifiable ...

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The first dictionary to take advantage of this was Elisha Coles, whose English Dictionary was published in 1676. Though it was still labelled on the title page as a ‘hard words’ dictionary, Coles included a wider variety of material than his predecessors, including canting and regional terms, a well as everyday terms which only just class ...

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