Selfie, turducken among words added to dictionary

2014-05-19 22:02


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New York - Top 15 words and definitions added to the latest edition of the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary:

Auto-Tune or auto-tune
(2003): a proprietary signal processor, to adjust or alter (a recording of a voice) with Auto-Tune software or other audio-editing software, especially to correct sung notes that are out of tune

(1995): relating to or being a system that caps the amount of carbon emissions a given company may produce but allows it to buy rights to produce additional emissions from a company that does not use the equivalent amount of its own allowance

(1612): (second definition) a person who sets up a false personal profile on a social networking site for fraudulent or deceptive purposes

(2006): the practice of soliciting financial contributions from a large number of people, especially from the online community

(2002): a type of electronic dance music having prominent bass lines and syncopated drum patterns

(1934): a girl or woman who is an extremely or overly enthusiastic fan of someone or something

(2006): an activist who scavenges for free food (as in waste receptacles at stores and restaurants) as a means of reducing consumption of resources

(2010): the process of adding games or gameline elements to something (as a task) so as to encourage participation

(2008): a word or phrase preceded by the symbol # that classifies or categorizes the accompanying text, such as a tweet

(2002): an image of oneself taken by oneself using a digital camera, especially for posting on social networks

social networking
(1998): the creation and maintenance of personal and business relationships, especially online

(1987) science fiction dealing with 19th-century societies dominated by historical or imagined steam-powered technology

(1982): a boneless chicken stuffed into a boneless duck stuffed into a boneless turkey

(2008): a person who uses the Twitter online message service to send and receive tweets

(1977): a native or resident of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan — used as a nickname

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