E-reader is now a real word

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Mark your e-calendars, the Oxford English Dictionary has added e-reader as an official word!

e-reader, n.

  1. A person who reads electronic text; spec. a reader of an electronic version of a book, newspaper, etc., esp. as distinguished from a reader of the paper version.
  2. A hand-held electronic device used for reading e-books or other text in digital form, esp. one intended primarily for this use; (also occas.) an application designed for this purpose.

Other recent additions: big data, crowdsourcing, mouseover, and redirect. See what else is new this quarter over at the OED’s blog.

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