Additions Series Volume 2: Preface

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This second volume in the Oxford English Dictionary: Additions series presents a selection of approximately 3,000 entries and subsenses not previously included in the OED. The principles followed in the preparation of this volume are identical to those used in preparing Volume 1, to the Introduction of which the reader is referred for elaboration.

A cumulative index of volumes 1 and 2 is included at the end of this volume, and will be updated in subsequent volumes.

The Editors would as ever be delighted to hear of suggestions for words or senses which might be treated later in the series.

Oxford, November 1992                                                                       J. A. S.    E. S. C. W.