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  • Apple Volume Purchase Program

    Feb 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

    Our range of iOS apps are available for bulk purchase to all education institutions and businesses when you download through Apple's Volume Purchase Program. Read more...

  • The origin of 'bogan'

    Feb 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

    The origin of 'bogan' is an interesting question. No one can say for sure that it is from the region near the Bogan River in NSW but it does seem the most likely explanation. Read more...

  • Winning Word of the Year 2012

    Feb 06, 2013 | 0 Comments


    We are delighted to announce the winner of Macquarie Dictionary's Word of the Year 2012.

    This year's winner, as selected by the Word of the Year Committee, is phantom vibration syndrome.

    The People’s Choice Award goes to First World problem. Read more...

  • Macquarie Student Dictionary App

    Feb 01, 2013 | 0 Comments


    Now available for iOS

    Our new Macquarie Senior Student App is now available in the iTunes App Store! Read more...

    Download the app

  • How do words get into the dictionary?

    Feb 01, 2013 | 3 Comments


    A common question about Word of the Year time is, 'how do words get into the dictionary'? To earn a place in the dictionary, a word has to prove that the community at large accepts it. That is to say, it has to turn up a number of times in a number of different contexts over a period of time. Read more...

  • Crowdfunding

    Feb 01, 2013 | 0 Comments

    An entry from Word of the Year 2012

    First we had the wisdom of the crowd, now we have their money. Read more...