Additions to the Second Edition

After publication of the Second Edition, further entries for new words and meanings continued to be compiled, with the intention that they should eventually be included in the Third Edition of the Dictionary. It was decided to publish collections of these entries in a series of volumes, under the title ‘OED Additions Series’. Volumes 1 and 2 of the Series appeared in 1993, and Volume 3 in 1997. The series was then discontinued in favour of online publication (of both new and revised entries), which began in 2000.