Oxford Index Search Results

You are looking at 1-14 of 14 items for:

online x History of English x clear all

Refine by type

Refine by product

 

online

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

When a computer or a user is directly connected into a network and is capable of interacting with it, for example by querying the contents of a database.

See overview in Oxford Index

Online Language Play

Edited by Tom McArthur, Jacqueline Lam-McArthur and Lise Fontaine.

in The Oxford Companion to the English Language

May 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 573 words.

In the early days of the Internet, there was an assumption that online communication (computer-mediated communication) was impoverished, particularly in comparison to the rich immediacy of...

eBay

Edited by John Ayto and Ian Crofton.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 211 words.

An Internet business that manages online auctions and other forms of shopping. It was founded in California in 1995.

Clicks and mortar

Edited by John Ayto and Ian Crofton.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 57 words.

In computer jargon a commercial operation that combines a retail store with an online business using the Internet. The

eBay

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 179 words.

An internet business that manages online auctions and other forms of shopping. It was founded in California in 1995 by

Flaming

Edited by John Ayto and Ian Crofton.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 20 words.

The act of being verbally rude or inflammatory online, as in an E-mail. It is definitely not good Netiquette

Vlog

Edited by Tom McArthur, Jacqueline Lam-McArthur and Lise Fontaine.

in The Oxford Companion to the English Language

May 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 121 words.

A video log, the term was formed in 2002 (OED online) as a blend of video and blog. Vlogs like blogs are made available on the ...

Computer Assisted Language Learning

Edited by Tom McArthur, Jacqueline Lam-McArthur and Lise Fontaine.

in The Oxford Companion to the English Language

May 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 56 words.

A mode of language learning where delivery may consist of solely online (Internet-based) teaching with no face-to-face interaction, in both ...

Wiki

Edited by Tom McArthur, Jacqueline Lam-McArthur and Lise Fontaine.

in The Oxford Companion to the English Language

May 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 179 words.

A type of online hypertext document, i.e. a website, which allows users to collaboratively add and/or modify the content and organization of the document. The term ...

Mooc

Edited by Tom McArthur, Jacqueline Lam-McArthur and Lise Fontaine.

in The Oxford Companion to the English Language

May 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 26 words.

An acronym for ‘massive open online course’, a very large open-access course delivered by distance over the Internet, often using a web-based platform. ...

Urban Dictionary

Edited by Tom McArthur, Jacqueline Lam-McArthur and Lise Fontaine.

in The Oxford Companion to the English Language

May 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 139 words.

Online dictionary founded in 1999 (http://www.urbandictionary.com/). It is crowdsourced, which means that entries are provided by users and people using the dictionary can vote on each...

Political Correctness

Edited by Tom McArthur, Jacqueline Lam-McArthur and Lise Fontaine.

in The Oxford Companion to the English Language

May 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 310 words.

The ‘advocacy of or conformity to politically correct views; politically correct language or behaviour’ (OED online). It is a highly controversial term. The phrase is applied, especially...

Vle

Edited by Tom McArthur, Jacqueline Lam-McArthur and Lise Fontaine.

in The Oxford Companion to the English Language

May 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 106 words.

An online or Internet-based learning platform for delivering educational content. Typically this is a type of distance delivery found in higher education. Some courses are delivered...

Social Networking Sites

Edited by Tom McArthur, Jacqueline Lam-McArthur and Lise Fontaine.

in The Oxford Companion to the English Language

May 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 482 words.

Sites or services which facilitate the establishment and maintenance of interpersonal relationships through online platforms. Individuals use SNSs to befriend, follow, ‘like’, or form...

Wikipedia

Edited by Tom McArthur, Jacqueline Lam-McArthur and Lise Fontaine.

in The Oxford Companion to the English Language

May 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 225 words.

Launched in January 2001 by founders Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger, Wikipedia (https://www.wikipedia.org/) is a wiki which provides free, online, collaboratively written encyclopaedic...