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CBS NEWS- Need to check if crowdsourcing is one word or two? Now you can look it up in the Oxford English Dictionary (OED). The iconic reference book has released a list of words that are being officially added into the English lexicon, which includes some popular tech jargon. A full list of new words added in June 2013 can be found on the dictionary’s website.

Words like “live-blogging,” crowdsourcing” and “mouseover” have been added to the 2013 OED. The dictionary acknowledges that it is breaking its own rule that a word must be “current for ten years” before it can be included into the dictionary, by expanding the definition of “tweet.”

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