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Century Intervals of: 10, 50, 100

About Timelines

  • Timelines show in graphical form the number of words first recorded by the OED within different time periods.

  • The Subject, Region, and Origin menus can be used to display timelines for different categories and subcategories. Select the All tab to reset the timeline.

  • The width of each bar represents a period of 50 years by default, but periods of 10 and 100 years can also be chosen. The height of a bar indicates the number of words first recorded in that period.

  • Hover over a bar to view a selection of the words it contains. Click on a bar to view the complete set of words.

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