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Coronavirus: Oxford dictionary adds new words, list keywords searched

The Oxford English Dictionary has been updated with new words relating to the coronavirus pandemic in its April edition.

The additions were also made in the dictionary’s sub-entries and unrevised entries.

The newly-added words are COVID-19, infodemic, R0, self-isolate, self-isolated, self-isolating, self-isolation, self-quarantine, self-quarantined, shelter in place, social distancing,  and social isolation.

The dictionary also added “to flatten the curve”  in its new entries

“PPE” and “social recession” were updated in the dictionary’s sub-entries while “elbow bump” and “WFH” – working (or work) from home – were included in its unrevised entries.

In a post on its blog, OED also listed 20 keywords searched during the coronavirus pandemic – January – March.

In January, the words mainly relate to naming and describing the virus: coronavirus, SARS, virus, human-to-human, respiratory, and flu-like.

By March the keywords reflect the social impact of the virus, and issues surrounding the medical response.

Among the words listed are social distancing, self-isolation, and self-quarantine, lockdown, non-essential (as in non-essential travel), and postpone are all especially frequent, as are PPE and ventilator.

OED Executive Editor, Bernadette Paton, said some of the words were generated through news and social media.

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