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“These are the sort of long-term research projects which will never cover their costs, but are something that we choose to do,” Mr Portwood said.

“In 1989, we looked for five years’ recorded usage before a word entered the dictionary.

Now, it’s 10 years because there is so much more material to sift through.

“We look not only for frequency and longevity, but also breadth of use because, once a word enters the OED, it doesn’t come out. I don’t think of it as a purely linguistic document, but as a part of social history.” He said his team working on the definition of new entries has a target of 50 to 60 words a month, slower than in the past because the world wide web has created so much more source material.

“The print dictionary market is just disappearing, it is falling away by tens of per cent a year,” Nigel Portwood, the chief executive of OUP, told the Sunday Times.

Asked if he thought the third edition would be printed, he said: “I don’t think so.” Almost one third of a million entries were contained in the second version of the OED, published in 1989 across 20 volumes.

“The printed book is about to vanish at extraordinary speed.

I have two complete OEDs, but never consult them – I use the online OED five or six times daily.

Work on the new version, currently numbering 800,000 words, has been going on since 1994.