Entry date

  • Quotation evidence from 1822 (first cited in Catherine Sedgwick).
  • OED includes about 7300 entries first evidenced in the decade 1820—1829 (words such as biological, serial, wireless).

Timeline of entries in the OED

(Based on the first date of each entry. The date of this entry is indicated by the black line.)
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Origin

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Entry size

  • 6 senses (6 main senses, 0 subentry senses).
  • 33 quotations.

Timeline of quotation evidence

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