Monday, August 27, 2012

Longest Word in English

► Longest Word in English ◄

"Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis" is, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, "a factitious word alleged to mean 'a lung disease caused by the inhalation of very fine silica dust, causing inflammation in the lungs.

The 45-letter word was coined to serve as the longest English word and is the longest word ever to appear in an English language dictionary. It is listed in the current edition of several dictionaries.

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