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Google’s English-Tamil bilingualized dictionary is provided by Oxford Languages.
Oxford Languages is the world’s leading dictionary publisher, with over 150 years of experience creating and delivering authoritative dictionaries globally in more than 50 languages.
What is included in this English-Tamil bilingualized dictionary?
This English-Tamil dictionary offers comprehensive coverage of everyday vocabulary with more than 50,000 defined terms. It is a bilingualized dictionary, meaning that it lists headwords in English with definitions in both English and Tamil. It is most useful for Tamil speakers learning English, teachers, and translators.
How are our dictionaries created?
At Oxford Languages, we are committed to an evidence-based approach to creating dictionaries in order to provide the most accurate picture of a language.
Our dictionaries are based on analysis of genuine uses of words to determine a word’s definition, spelling, and grammatical behaviour, and to offer guidance on a word’s use based on this research. The team uses this process to identify new words and senses as they come into use.
This evidence-based approach to creating a dictionary is known as descriptive lexicography. Our dictionaries aim to describe the way languages are and have been used by people around the world, rather than attempting to prescribe the way a language should be used.
We apply stringent quality checks to all dictionaries produced or acquired by our expert team so our users can feel confident in our ability to accurately and meaningfully represent each language.
Why do we include slang and regional dialects in our dictionaries?
In our mission to accurately and comprehensively document all words in a language’s lexicon, we record and describe real-life language usage in all of its forms – including slang and regional dialects.
All slang terms and vocabulary from different regions and dialects are clearly labelled in our dictionary entries so that users can be confident in a word’s language status and typical usage.
Why do we include example sentences in our dictionaries?
Example sentences are designed to help people to understand words in the context in which they are commonly used. These sentences do not replace our definitions but give additional information.
Our example sentences are selected to support a word in the correct grammatical and semantic context without distracting from the essential information the definition conveys.
We do our best to eliminate example sentences that contain factually incorrect, prejudiced, or offensive statements and always welcome feedback on specific cases you feel do not meet our rigorous quality standards.
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