A new word is added in the dictionary when it is frequently used among the speakers of a language. The editors at Merriam-Webster study the common language to detect what words or phrases people use, how often and with what effect. They spend time each day reading books, newspapers, magazines and electronic publications, seeking new words, which they mark and add into a quote including: the word identified , the context in which it is used and the source.

Once a word is labeled, the editors have to examine the frequency of its ussage and the degree of adoption among the population, before it can be introduced in the dictionary .

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